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    I made a batch last night with my reserved yogurt, long life milk, 1 tsp probiotics and 2 tablespoons powdered milk. Let it sit in easiyo overnight. Didn't turn out as well as the easiyo sachet and is too tart and not good consistency
    I will prob use the yogurt for making bread. May try again.

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    Sorry, I should have warned you that the yoghurt it makes is like Greek yoghurt and quite sour.

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    I make yogurt using the easiyo sachets, but I only use a small amount of the Easiyo powder & I mix it with powdered milk. It’s pretty easy and failproof, but works out much cheaper. My understanding is that the Easiyo packet basically consists of the culture needed to turn the milk into yogurt, and powdered milk. So I use the following ‘recipe’:
    • 1 ½ Tablespoons of the Easiyo sachet powder
    • Appx 1 ½ cups of powdered milk (a little more makes it thicker)
    • Sugar to taste (appx 1 tablespoon)
    • A splash of vanilla to taste.

    I mix it all up in the easiyo pot, and then leave it to set as per normal. I usually leave it for around 12 – 13 hours. Too little time & it is still watery, and too long makes it a bit bitter. It takes a little longer than if you were using the whole easiyo sachet, because there is less culture in the pot, but it cultures the same, just takes longer. I use full cream milk powder because it is thicker, but you could also use skim. Making it with 1 tablespoon of sugar makes it taste like a greek yogurt you would buy in the cold section, but you could add more sugar (I’m guessing 2 – 3 tablespoons would make it more like a ‘ski’ type yogurt), or you could make it with no sugar. I usually use the Greek easiyo yogurt. If you try to use a flavoured or sweetened one, the flavouring & sweetening doesn’t really work because you only use a small amount of the powder. I then use whatever I’d like to flavour, like berries, or caramel sauce I’ve also strained it through a chux cloth (put the chux inside a sieve), and it makes it really lovely and thick.

    Even though it’s really not any healthier than using the whole Easiyo sachet, it works out so much cheaper – powdered milk and the Easiyo powder being the main expense, but one packet of Easiyo lasts for ages. I just make sure I seal it really well. I think you can use UHT milk instead of powdered milk and do the same thing, but honestly, mine has never worked out as well as when I use powdered milk. It’s so easy & I find the balance that I like, & rarely goes wrong. Good luck J


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    I forgot to say, you can then reserve a few tablespoons of the yogurt for the next batch, and use that instead of the easiyo powder if you want – so your recipe would become:
    • A few tablespoons of leftover yogurt
    • 1 ½ cups of powdered milk
    • Vanilla
    • Sugar
    Honestly though, I find that it works out so much better to just use the easiyo powder as the starter each time, instead of using reserved yogurt – I’ve never really been happy with how it works out when I do it this way.


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    Thanks @cheeeeesecake. I am going to give your recipe a try. I think the sugar will help make it not taste as tart.


 

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