I got this original recipe from http://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/2009/08/easy-homemade-berry-yogurt.html#respond. I have altered it some to suit our tastes.
Homemade Flavored Yogurt ( leave the jelly out if you want plain yogurt)
4 3/4 cups milk at room temperature ( do not use fat free milk, it does not work well)
8 ounces of high quality plain yogurt (yes this is more than most recipes, but it works)
10 tablespoons of powdered milk
For flavored yogurt use:
1/4 cup of jelly or jam or 1/2 cup pureed sweetened fruit (I have frozen fruit already sweetened that we picked this summer)
Milk must be at room temperature! I measure it out and place it in a bowl that is covered for a few hours or heat milk to 180 degrees then cool to between 100 and 110 degrees. Once the milk is at room temperature mix together the remaining ingredients(these need to be room temperature as well) , including the jelly or pureed fruit . I find this mixes together best in a blender. I let mine sit for a while after blending as I did not want frothy yogurt. But if you are just making plain yogurt you can mix together with a whisk. I then fill my yogurt cups and heat for 12 hours. Yogurt makers are different. Adjust time according to your maker. Remove jars from yogurt maker, refrigerate, and enjoy.
1 cup water-room temperature. I put use regular tap water heated in microwave for 20 sec. 1 egg beaten. 1/4 cup butter-cut into cubes, 3 1/4 cups bread flour (I use 1 cup fresh ground wheat flour and 2 1/4 cups bread flour), 4 tbsp sugar, 3 tbsp powdered milk, 1 tsp salt, and 1 1/2 tsp yeast placed in the center of the pan. Set bread machine on dough cycle.
When cycle is finished, turn dough out on floured surface. Knead slightly, just enough to punch down dough. Choose now what you want to make with your dough. If making dinner rolls or hamburger buns, shape small sections of dough into round shapes. This will make about 15 rolls depending on how large or small you make them. Place rolls on cookie sheet, spray tops with oil spray. Let rise 1 hr. Bake at 400 for 12 min. Remove from oven. Brush tops generously with melted butter. Enjoy!!
Today has been a beautiful day here in Floyd. Plenty of sunshine with a good breeze. Perfect for drying clothes on the line. I love to see clothes flapping in the wind. This means they will dry quickly and will be so soft.
I tried a new homemade coffee creamer today. It is Almond Coffee Creamer. I changed the recipe some to suit our tastes. 3/4 cup powdered sugar, 3/4 cup non-dairy coffee creamer, 3/4 cup powdered milk, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp almond extract. Put all ingredients into blender and blend well. I must admit I had some trouble getting it to blend together but I just keep on trying. I like almond extract in other things so I thought it would be worth trying. I do like it and think it would definitely be worth making again. I was wondering if I could use this same recipe with different extracts, peppermint for example. I’m not sure how the cinnamon would go with the peppermint though.
You will see specks of the spice in the mixture. I have already tried this recipe and I thought it turned out great. I think I really like making all these flavored coffee creamer.I will leave you all with another fall picture.
And a sunrise picture Grace took this morning. Enjoy your day and God bless.
I thought I would share with you all my recipe for pumpkin pie spice coffee creamer. I got the original recipe from http://drink.betterrecipes.com/pumpkin-pie-spice-coffee-creamer.html I have altered it a little to suit our taste. I use 1 cup plain non dairy coffee creamer, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup powdered milk and 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice mix. Mix together with a whisk. After mixing, I put the mixture in my coffee grinder and grind it up a little finer than it already is, just to make sure everything is incorporated. This creamer goes wonderful with the pumpkin spice coffee I told you all about yesterday. This jar is for Jess, per request. We will be going down on Saturday for her baby shower.
I have clothes to get on the line and school to start so I guess I better get busy. I hope you all enjoy your day and God bless.
I use my Zojirushi bread machine to make the dough for my rolls. I put 1 cup lukewarm water into the machine, 1/4 cup butter-cut into chunks, 1egg beaten, 3 1/4 cups bread flour, 4 tbsp sugar, 3 tbsp powdered milk, 1tsp salt, 1 1/2 tsp yeast. Set the machine to dough cycle and walk away. It takes the machine l hr 50 min. to run through this cycle. Then I take the dough out, punch it down and form the rolls. I get about 15 rolls from 1 batch. Then I spray them with olive oil and let them rise for about 1 hr. Bake 12 min. at 425 degrees. When I take them out of the oven, I brush them with melted butter(being generous with the butter). Half of these never make it to the table. They get eaten as soon as the butter is spread on them. One thing I do a little different from this recipe is I put 1 1/4 cup fresh ground wheat flour and 2 cups bread flour instead of using all bread flour. I also have lowered my heat to 400 degrees because the pans I use are darker pans. I have just discovered they do so much better using 3 round cake pans-8 rolls per pan than they do on a cookie sheet. Hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as we do. God bless.
A picture of the field. I was hoping it would show how the sun was glistening off the snow. It was absolutely beautiful.
Our road after the tractor had made a path.
Going up the hill beside the hay barn. Yes, that brown spot proves there is still dirt under all this snow.
Guess what? We’re supposed to get more snow tomorrow. Not much though-about 3″. After all this, we probably won’t even notice 3 more inches. Anyway, we have company coming over today. My brother-in-law and his wife are coming. I made homemade vegetable beef soup(cooked on the wood stove, of course)and I’m making rolls as I type this. I use my bread machine to mix and knead the dough. I love this machine. It is a Zojirushi.
I bought it used several years ago and consider it a very valuable helper. I put 1 cup lukewarm water into the machine, 1/4 cup butter-cut into chunks, 1egg beaten, 3 1/4 cups bread flour, 4 tbsp sugar, 3 tbsp powdered milk, 1tsp salt, 1 1/2 tsp yeast. Set the machine to dough cycle and walk away. It takes the machine l hr 50 min. to run through this cycle. Then I take the dough out, punch it down and form the rolls. I get about 15 rolls from 1 batch. Then I spray them with olive oil and let them rise for about 1 hr. Bake 12 min. at 425 degrees. When I take them out of the oven, I brush them with melted butter(being generous with the butter). Half of these never make it to the table. They get eaten as soon as the butter is spread on them. One thing I do a little different from this recipe is I put 1 1/4 cup fresh ground wheat flour and 2 cups bread flour instead of using all bread flour. My family doesn’t care a lot for whole wheat so I mix it. I guess I better go check on my rolls and get ready for company. God Bless.
Another picture of Stripes. Maybe she wants a shower. Grace took this picture of Stripes in one of her strange places. She lays in the sink quite frequently. She also loves to get a drink from the faucet. I think the word “spoiled” might come to mind. Yesterday was lots of fun. I went to my friend Vicki’s and we made our own hot cocoa mix. It is really good. Much better than the powdered mix bought from the store and I’m sure much healthier. We read the ingredients of the store bought instant mix and it contained lots of things we couldn’t pronounce. In case anyone is interested in making their own here is the recipe. 16 cups powdered dry milk, 1 1/4 cup cocoa powder, 5 cups sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt. In a large bowl mix all ingredients well and store in an airtight container or zip lock bags. To use measure 1/3 cup of mix into a cup and add hot water, stir. This will make about 1 gal. of mix, perhaps a little over. Vicki and I halved this recipe. The powdered milk will be your biggest expense, so shop around for the best price. I hope you enjoy this as much as we have. God Bless.