I am finally back online. No time for craft work yet.. so, I thought I would share a simple recipe I use to make my own yogurt. In case you would like to read about the benefits of yogurt, here is a link that gives a good overview:
The recipe I use to make yogurt:
1) Blend the following together:
1 cup of milk powder
2 cups of hot water
2 cups of room temperature drinking water (in Malaysia, it is about 27 °C now at 10:12pm)
2) Once you have the warm milk ready, add 2 big table spoon of natural yogurt (starter) you buy from Supermarket (don't buy the flavoured one). I like to use Marigold brand but other brands should do too. The milk shouldn't be too hot till it kills the living cultures in the starter. I found that 2 cups of hot water plus 2 cups of room temperature drinking water mixed together worked well.
3) I use a container which could go into my slow cooker (without turning on the electricity). This is so that the milk remained warm for a longer time. If you don't have a slow cooker, any other method is fine. For example, leave it in the kitchen cupboard or wrap it with a towel or use a container which doesn't lose heat easily etc..
4) The yogurt is ready after a few hours (say 8, I never really measure how long it takes. Usually I make it at night and I have my yogurt the next morning). Keep in fridge once you think it is thick enough.. :)
If you haven't tried it... you should.. :)