1/2 gallon of yogurt-ish milk - ideas?
my husband's second attempt to make yogurt failed... it didn't set up. and so now we are left with a half-gallon of yogurty-milk. besides bread, what should i do with it? normally i would have fun with this, but with 7-month old twins there is only so much my brain can process at the moment. i'd appreciate any help!
Just combine with some bread, eggs, meat/fruit, spices/sugar, for a strata as the main course, a bread or rice pudding for dessert.
Also, next time you try yogurt, use milk with a higher fat content and add 1/4-1/2 cup powdered milk per quart. Guaranteed set. :)
I wonder why it failed. Some reasons are:
1) You didn't bring the milk up to about 150 and hold it there for long enough (say 5 mins) while stirring. Use a thermometer
2) You heated it to much (say over 200)
3) You disturbed the yoghurt while it was yoghurting
4) The starter yoghurt you added was dead
5) You didn't put it somewhere warm enough (80 - 100F) or leave it long enough.
6) You milk was already sour
As the goodhealthgourmet stated baking is a good use. It provides the acid to react with baking soda to create soda bread and other yeastless risers. The difficulty is getting the right acid / base proportions.
You can use it in sour curries.
I have never tried it, but if it tastes like yoghurt you could try adding gelatine. You never know, it could be worth a a half-pint attempt.
Personally, I would throw it away and make fun of him for 2 weeks minimum. That kind of fun has got to be worth $2 worth of bad milk.