Yogurt making can involve several steps and may require different ingredients and equipment. But did you know that our ancestors have been making it for thousands of years, in a much simpler, healthier and less tedious way?
In this article you will learn all about this method of making yogurt. A method that is time honored, healthy and easy:
Make Yogurt at Home with Pure Clay Pot
We all know by now that regardless of where were came from, people in all continents cooked in natural clay pots. This is true also for making yogurt. Milk was always cultured or creamed in clay. Even though they had all kinds of metals and the ability to fashion them into anything they wanted, they only used pure, unglazed clay pots for things related to cooking. This was because they were aware and appreciated the 100% inert nature of clayware.
Here is the method they used and you can do too:
Time tested, and free of all the complicated additives and chemicals we use today in the market and even at home sometimes – all you need is a pure clay pot, some yogurt culture (left-overs from the previous batch), milk and 10 minutes hands-on time:
- Heat the milk to just before boiling point (till small bubbles form on the surface). Turn stove off, and open lid and let it cool down for 30 minutes or so for half a gallon of milk, till you can put your little finger and hold it there for 5 secs. Now the milk is ready for the culture. [5 minutes hands-on]
- Add yogurt culture and stir thoroughly (leftovers from the previous batch or you can use some from the organic yogurt from the store but make sure it has live cultures – avoid powdered culture). [3 minutes hands-on]
- Set in the oven with the lid on and oven light on. [2 minutes hands-on]
- Let it incubate for 6-8 hours and the yogurt is ready!
The whole process takes less than 10 minutes hands-on time, and the longer it stays in a pure clay pot the thicker it becomes.
MEC Yogurt Maker – The Secret to Healthy Homemade Yogurt
The secret to this simple but effective process of making thick, soft and creamy yogurt at home is using the right pot – the pure clay pot. Miriams Earthen Cookware (MEC) – a pioneering company based in USA makes 100% non-toxic pure clay pots from pure and natural unglazed primary clay.
MEC yogurt maker makes ensure that your yogurt sets properly without losing its health value and also not allowing metal or chemical toxins to leach from the pot into the milk (while heating). Also, the walls of these pots are semi-porous that allow excess water to evaporate making the yogurt thick and creamy naturally! There is no need to add any artificial thickeners and chemicals so the yogurt remains 100% healthy and nutritious.