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I did want to say that, but I was thinking hygiene -not that in any way I think you hands would be dirty Sue-, but you want to keep any stray organisms out of the yogurt, I keep mine up to 7 days from making in individual pots, so that is why I use a thermometer. They are not expensive, Wilko's do one in the wine and beer section. 

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suitably chastised Hannah whistle. What i was actually trying to get across was that because I knew Sue would know what temp to do bread at she would have an idea of what she needed.

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It was not meant as a chastisement, just something from my food development background, that is why I use UHT milk, it is already sterile (or as near as it needs to be) so that I don't have to pasteurise it first.

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This has me thinking. I always used to make yogurt and also had an electric maker. Not sure where it has gone! Might revisit this one.

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I might give it a go too.  Need to buy UHT milk though, and might as well get a thermometer.

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Go on, give it a go Aly, and Sue, UHT is not a pre-requisite, I use it just to cut out a heating and cooling step, but I usually buy three cartons at a time of full fat UHT milk, then its ready for when I want it. It has a very long shelf life.

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I do normally have a couple of UHT cartons in the larder, but they got used a while back and I kept forgetting to replace them. 

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I have used semi-skimmed UHT for my yogurts and it still works well, so I'm not sure you need the full-fat - though it is probably more delicious!!

I really don't find the '0%' yogurts worthy of buying - they just taste watery to me....

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I told OH to put €30 in my savings tin this week as the Gite needed a deep clean! He has ordered me an electronic yogurt maker from Amazon France! As he is the one who eats yogurt not sure about this! Maybe I will get to like it again when it is home made!

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I find the full fat does taste good and probably has a better set, but I also have semi-skimmed milk with everything else and really don't notice a big difference between that and full fat milk in taste, so yes I'm sure semi skim would be fine.

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I always use full fat in my yoghurt it tastes better. I make mine a similar recipe to Hannah adding some dried milk powder too.

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I've always meant to try my hand at yogurt, but so far, I haven't tried it.  I even picked up a thermos type yogurt maker at a yard sale.

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It is so much nicer Aly, I do not faff about, made mine this way for years, small Tin of Carnation, two Pint Glass Measuring Jug, put Carnation in Jug, fill with boiling Water to threequarters full, add two big Dollops of Yogurt, plus two heaped Tablespoons of dried Milk, give it a good stir, make up to almost full, if you need to, into Yogurt Maker.for 8 Hours.

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It is so much nicer Aly, I do not faff about, made mine this way for years, small Tin of Carnation, two Pint Glass Measuring Jug, put Carnation in Jug, fill with boiling Water to threequarters full, add two big Dollops of Yogurt, plus two heaped Tablespoons of dried Milk, give it a good stir, make up to almost full, if you need to, into Yogurt Maker.for 8 Hours.

When you say Carnation, are you referring to canned Carnation condensed milk?

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It will be evaporated milk Teresa. Not sure if you have it. It is thinner than condensed. We tend to call evaporated milk 'Carnation' as that is the original make. There are supermarket own brands about now. I have many things I cannot get here and I occasionally use a company 'British Corner Shop'. They only sell branded goods but deliver anywhere in the world. Delivery has a base price for a box and the site shows how full your box is. Once a year I tend to stock up on baking bits plus a few extras, usually near the big 'C'. As I am going on holiday to the UK next month I will stock up then. Saves the delivery cost! The timing will be perfect for starting the big cake!

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