Random Bits of Projects

May 16, 2009

Review of Donvier Yogurt Cheese Maker (whey drainer)

cheese drainer box englishItem Reviewed:

Donvier by Cuisipro, Yogurt Cheese Maker (fancy name for a yogurt drainer. You still have to make the yogurt and use an incubator.). For use with yogurt that does not have gelatin added as a thickener.

If you have been making your own yogurt and yogurt cheese you may be familiar with draining the whey from the yogurt to thicken it. The batch I am using for this post will be made into thick Tzatziki. Often people use linen sacks or fine cheese cloth to do this. I ran across this little device some time ago and finally decided to try it though I had some reservations. The linen bag works just fine, I just hate washing the thing and scraping the yogurt out. I tend to get covered in yogurt (but I am handicapped in the kitchen). I am also never sure if I get the bag clean enough, though so far it seems I do. I also cannot find a fine mesh strainer the right size around here to use, so I ordered this off of Amazon.com.

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September 14, 2008

Tzatziki!! Something To Do With Your Yogurt

Last update: May, 2009. Slight modification for a dip.

I have been making my own yogurt for awhile and now that I can make a good batch consistently, I need recipes on what to do with it. I am not great in the kitchen so I had to find something I could figure out. I love Tzatziki sauce in Greek food so I thought I would give this a try.

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August 5, 2008

Yogurt Maker Review

I recently started to make yogurt using a “yogurt maker”. There are several kinds out there so I thought I would let you know how the one I own works.

  • Brand: Yogourmet
  • Model: Multi
  • Price when I bought it: Under $50 U.S.
  • Duration of time owned at time of posting: 3 weeks (now much longer and I still like it) (Still like it a year later)

Most recent update (September 14, 2008)

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August 1, 2008

Yogurt, Yogurt Cheese, Greek Style and How

yogurt makingLast update: May 14, 2009. Another way to cool your milk quickly has been added. This post will also become better organized soon. Also, if anyone has recipes to share, leave a comment! 😀  I do respond to comments on my old posts by the way.

September 14, 2008. Notes added in the preparation and a link to Tzaziki sauce.

Yogurt is a healthy way to replace many fattening spreads, keep the good bacteria in your digestive tract, or just to have a healthy snack. This post will explain a method on how to make yogurt, yogurt cheese, and Greek-style yogurt. I have limited experience doing this and there may be better ways but here is how it has worked so far for me.

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