My first tries were pretty unsuccessful and after the third generation started to have an unpleasant smell. A bit of colleagual consultation and the cause was identified as not keeping everything sterile. So moral here is to pour lots of hot water over everything you use - including any utensils, jars etc..
Uses commercial yoghurt maker (1Kg)
- Make the starter batch with easy-yo or similar. Prefer sugar free Low fat or Greek (Greek has full cream milk)
- Before you dish up the made yoghurt sterilise the spoon and take a spoon full and put it into a sterilised jar (this will be your starter for the next batch)
- .. eat the Yoghurt
- When empty clean/wash out the yoghurt jar (I use the dishwasher).
- Now to make the next batch
- Sterilise everything (Spoons, jars, etc)
- Add saved starter to jar
- Add 1 1/2 cups milk powder to mix. (I like to combine 1 full cream and 1/2 trim - gives it more of a greek texture)
- Proceed to make yoghurt as normal
- For next batches repeat from Step 2.
Notes: Find best time to make it is after dinner in the evening and leave it overnight so its ready in the morning,