Saturday, October 27, 2012

Judge Digital Yoghurt Maker - Review

The Judge Cookware Digital Yoghurt Maker is compact, and comes with seven 150 ml capacity jars, each with their own coloured lid, and after use they can be washed in the dishwasher. The instructions supplied with the yoghurt maker are very thorough and easy to follow.

I always have fun experimenting with new kitchen gadgets and making your own yoghurt is the perfect way to ensure you know exactly what goes into your pot of yoghurt, or is it yoghourt or yogurt?

All you need is a litre of milk and a pot of live yoghurt to produce seven jars of natural yogurt.

The milk has to be heated to 80ºC and then cooled down to 40ºC. Divide the pot of yoghurt between the jars, pour in the cooled milk, stir, replace the lids and sit the pots inside the yoghurt maker, place the cover over, set the timer between 7 to 8 hours and leave until the alarm sounds. It takes approximately 8 hours to produce a jar of yoghurt plus chill down time in the fridge.

I used full fat Goat's milk and a thick creamy live yoghurt which contains a lactobacillus culture.  This produced a mild creamy yoghurt, it isn't as thick as bought but you know it is fresh and preservative free.

I filled the jars with chopped kiwi fruit, honey which is a favourite of mine, I also thawed some blackcurrants, redcurrants, blackberries and strawberries which have been stashed away in the freezer from my fruit bushes.

Use the instructions provided as a blue print and then try different milks to suit your needs and taste.  UHT milk mixed with thick live yoghurt is mild, thick and creamy. Fresh milk mixed with milk powder and live yoghurt produces a thicker yoghurt.  Live yoghurt is said to be beneficial for our digestive health and a jar of yoghurt poured over your breakfast cereal not only does you good but tastes wonderful too. Natural yoghurt will help tenderise meat and is a great standby to use as an ingredient in baking or cooking. Once you have made your own yoghurt you will wonder why you never made it before.

The Judge Digital Yoghurt Maker can be purchased from Cookshops, or from Amazon for £34.94 and will make a great gift too.

Thank you to Pam and Judge Cookware.

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