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Fruit-Bottom Yogurt

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Using homemade fruit preserves with homemade yogurt makes good sense but, if you don’t have homemade preserves, use commercial jams, jellies or preserves. The results are almost as good. If the preserves have been stored in the refrigerator, be sure to let them come to room temperature before use. If the preserves are cold when the warm milk is added, it will take longer for the bacteria to do their work.

NotesTips

Use strawberry, raspberry, cherry, blueberry, peach, apricot or other fruit preserves in this recipe.

For diabetics, use artificially sweetened fruit preserves and omit the honey.To scald milk: Heat milk in a stainless-steel saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until bubbles form around outside of pan and steam starts to rise from it. The temperature should reach 170°F (77°C).

Makes4 cups (1 L)

CostInexpensive

Total Timea day or more

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian

Mealbreakfast, brunch

Taste and Texturecreamy, fruity, sweet

Ingredients

  • Food thermometer
  • Electric yogurt maker
  • 4 cups 1% or 2% milk 1 L
  • 1/3 cup instant skim milk powder 75 mL
  • 2 to 4 tbsp honey (see Notes) 30 to 60 mL
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract 15 mL
  • ½ cup fruit preserves (see Notes) 125 mL
  • 3 tbsp organic live-culture yogurt or 5 g freeze-dried yogurt culture 45 mL

Instructions

  1. In a stainless-steel saucepan, heat milk to the scalding point (see Notes) over medium-low heat, stirring frequently. Add skim milk powder and stir well. Remove from heat and let cool to 110° to 120°F (43° to 49°C), stirring often. Stir in honey and vanilla. Cooling could take up to I hour.

  2. Meanwhile, divide fruit preserves evenly and spoon into bottom of each yogurt cup. Set aside until milk is ready.

  3. In a bowl, combine starter yogurt or freeze-dried yogurt culture with about ½ cup (125 mL) of the cooled milk. Add to remaining cooled milk and stir well to distribute yogurt culture.

  4. Pour into prepared cups, secure lids if suggested by manufacturer, and place in yogurt maker. Set the time for 8 to 12 hours or minimum time recommended in manufacturer’s instructions. The longer yogurt ferments, the firmer and more tart it will be.

  5. Do not disturb the liquid as it is fermenting. Check one container after 8 hours and, if yogurt has reached the desired consistency, remove cups from yogurt maker, secure lids, if necessary, and refrigerate immediately. If it is not set to your liking, replace test cup and continue to ferment for another I to 2 hours, or until desired consistency is reached. Refrigeration stops the fermentation process. Let yogurt chill completely before serving or using in recipes.

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