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Monday, October 25, 2010

My own Fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt

My husband is not sold on the homemade yogurt I've been making each week, preferring to buy a name brand organic with fruit on the bottom to take in his lunch.  Sooo..of course the wheels were turning... and I decided to try making my own. 
I'm using 4oz. canning jars which may be a little small but the jelly jars are a little too big for an individual serving.  We had some blackberries in the freezer so I used a bag of those with a little sugar and cornstarch to thicken them.  Because the fruit was hot, the yogurt wanted to mix right in with it which would be fine but wouldn't look as nice as I'd hoped.  I put a TBSP of the fruit mix in the bottom of each jar and popped them in the freezer. 
After about an hour, they were nearly solid so I filled the rest of the jar with a batch of homemade yogurt, topped each with a lid and ring.  Voila! My own fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt! 
We'll see how well it goes over with the skeptics!

You can find the recipe I use to make yogurt from raw milk here.

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  1. What a great idea! I hope it will go over well at your house. :)

  2. Here's a new twist on the above...I cooked the wild cranberries into a sauce and my husband decided to try it on the yogurt and he loves it!

  3. Great TIP! love this!

  4. I bet this tastes wonderful!

  5. How cool to make your own yogurt. I'm sure it's delicious, but I'll just stick to buying it when I want it.

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  6. It looks yummy! I'm pretty picky about my yogurt too. Of course I couldn't convince my husband to eat yogurt if it made you live forever!

  7. I don't know about your skeptics, but it sure looks good to me!


  8. I've often thought about doing that, especially with lemon, my favorite, but never researched it. Ha! Now, I don't have to. Thank you!

  9. I love hearing from everyone! Good ideas! Keep 'em coming! Thanks for your comments. Hope you have a great weekend!

  10. That looks so yummy. I'm longing to start milking, so I can make my own yogurt again.

  11. Not sure if I like the idea of having fruit on the bottom

  12. @Nick
    Not sure why it matters but having the fruit on the bottom tastes better than mixing it in. A little fruit with every bite!

  13. @Teresa
    How cool would that be?!!! I'd love to have my own cow to milk!

  14. How did he like it? I would totally adore it...looks scrumptious!

    Have you ever tried maple syrup with yogurt? I bought some the other day like that and it was different...might be worth a try.

    Thanks for a delicious link to Alphabe-Thursday.

    You made me hungry.


  15. @Jenny
    That's a good idea...we're at the end of our maple sugaring so I'll have some fresh syrup to use.
    Thanks for visiting.

  16. Great Idea! I think I'll try this with our kiefer. I just know my tribe will love it! I think I will just cool the filling and dish it as needed. The little jars could make very appealing travel breakfasts in the car for long trips though...I'll remember that!


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