Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Reviews - Faces - Recipes - Home

Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Recipes and Menus > Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-30-2005, 09:11 AM   #1
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Maine
Posts: 206
Gallery: kayan
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: Nov. 2000
? on making own yocheese

can you use yocheese as your starter in making your own yogurt or do you need to use yogurt? I am making yocheese for the first time and using my homemade yogurt. I don't know if I need to save 1/2 cup of the yogurt first before I strain it or I can use yocheese to make another batch. does this make sense or am I clear as mud
kayan is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 10-30-2005, 12:07 PM   #2
Major LCF Poster!
shadowzip's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,809
Gallery: shadowzip
WOE: M & E/Low Carb
Start Date: 2/2005
I would think you would want to take out 1/2 cup of the yogurt first before you strain it. why waste the whey when you could put it into the next batch. JMO
shadowzip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2005, 09:45 AM   #3
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 234
Gallery: bigmomma
sure kayan! either un-strained yogurt or thickened yocheese, both make fine starters. (avoid store-bought flavored yogurt as it's thickeners & stabilizers negate the power of the active cultures, or so I've read) I'm always a bit dissappointed when I snatch off the lid of a batch that's been cooking 10+ hours & it's weak & watery looking, but after an "overnight drain" it firms up real purty! LOVE IT!
bigmomma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2005, 08:50 PM   #4
Gadget Gal
Charski's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Mostly in the kitchen!
Posts: 39,536
Gallery: Charski
Stats: 174 (WW)/145/150 goal 5'5"
WOE: ATKINS, or a slight variation thereof
Start Date: May 2003
I use Trader Joe's Greek yogurt as a starter, which from my understanding is just drained yogurt. It works great and turns out a nice thick batch. DH likes it best when I let it "percolate" 8 to 10 hours -thick and tangy!

Charski is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:36 AM.

Copyright ©1999-2014 Friends Forums LLC. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Friends Forums, LLC.