Oh my god, I am a culinary genius! Okay, I'm not really, but I have achieved something akin to the guy that first decided it would be a good idea to suckle up to a cow's teet and suck away. I MADE YOGURT. Real yogurt, from milk that I bought (as opposed to suckled), then heated, and it became yogurt.
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I have wanted a yogurt maker forever! But it just seemed like a really stupid expense when I could happily keep the nice dairy workers of America employed by buying their store-bought yogurt. It was a nagging desire though; I just really, really wanted to make it myself. And last week, my roommate of four years moved out and took his stuff, which meant that there was room in my apartment for my stuff so I logically thought: Now is the time, young grasshopper, to finally move that yogurt maker from your wish list to your shopping cart on Amazon.
Two days later, my yogurt maker arrived, and it was all hygienic and stuff. I rinsed, plugged, heated, stirred, poured and timed and voila! Yogurt.
My yogurt did not look like the yogurt in the picture on the box. In fact, I was a little scared of it at first. There was a fair layer of whey on top that needed to either be stirred in or drained off, and it needed a good stir to smooth out the clumpies, but in the end it tasted like yogurt. Really good yogurt, fresh, clean, probiotic yogurt! I am a dairy goddess.
In the next few weeks I imagine blending in different fruits, preserves: honey, granola, whatever else I can find. It will be a buffet of yogurt and I'm so excited! That's one thing I can now check off the life list. Now if I could only become fluent in German, get a puppy, and move to Austria I'd be in fair shape in achieving everything on my list. Anyone want a smoothie?
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