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Offline GrammaBear

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Yoghurt
« on: 06 October 2016, 06:55:55 PM »
I recently came into possession of a yoghurt maker, http://www.yogourmet.com/ca-en/yogourmet-multi-yogurt-maker.  I wanted to make homemade yoghurt because then I could control the amount of sugar in it.  My first attempt was a sad comparison to yoghurt purchased in the store.  I made, or tried to make, one quart (U.S. measurement) and now the thought occurred to me that maybe my measuring device is not the same as a litre called for in the directions.  Does anyone know the conversion of U.S. quart of milk to a litre of milk?
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Re: Yoghurt
« Reply #1 on: 06 October 2016, 07:05:12 PM »
Google thinks they are pretty close with 1 us liquid quart being 0.946353 liters. Not sure if that is close enough for yogurt or not. Maybe it was the starter wasn't 'alive'? I'm pretty sure when Alan posted about it, you need to start with some live yogurt (buying it for the start, then using it to make 3 or 4 batches)

Alans post on making yogurt
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Re: Yoghurt
« Reply #2 on: 06 October 2016, 07:47:13 PM »
Thank you Liam.  I did a "search" for yogurt on the forum and came up with zero results.  I will re=read Alan's post and maybe I will have success this time.  I suspect the milk I used was too hot and killed the yogurt starter I bought.  Alan seems to indicate making yogurt is not a complicated process, but for me it isn't successful yet either.  :(
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Re: Yoghurt
« Reply #3 on: 06 October 2016, 07:56:54 PM »
Thank you Liam.  I did a "search" for yogurt on the forum and came up with zero results. 

Possibly because we often spell it with an "h" as in Yoghurt. 

1 language divided by an ocean LOL!  My lovely niece who has an English Dad and an American mum got into awful trouble at school in California for using English spellings!
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Re: Yoghurt
« Reply #4 on: 06 October 2016, 09:21:49 PM »
Thank you Liam.  I did a "search" for yogurt on the forum and came up with zero results. 

Possibly because we often spell it with an "h" as in Yoghurt. 

1 language divided by an ocean LOL!  My lovely niece who has an English Dad and an American mum got into awful trouble at school in California for using English spellings!

Never considered that I had used a different spelling for the word.  I am just happy to have a link for possibly making yogurt.  I do enjoy it but not the spike that happens with yogurt purchased at the store.  Thanks for helping me understand.
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Re: Yoghurt
« Reply #5 on: 06 October 2016, 10:00:21 PM »
Kathy most online spellchecks use US English as opposed to UK ones.  I am usually spelling things wrong according to those  Hilarious!
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Re: Yoghurt
« Reply #6 on: 06 October 2016, 10:09:48 PM »
Just try having to use Canadian spelling!  :rofl:
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Re: Yoghurt
« Reply #7 on: 06 October 2016, 10:46:09 PM »
In not French French?
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Re: Yoghurt
« Reply #8 on: 07 October 2016, 12:53:36 AM »
Canadian English spelling splits the difference between UK and US spelling. "Defence" and "colour" but "privatization" (with a Z). Gets hard keeping 'em all straight!

French is far too normative to allow any variation in spelling, quelle horreur! (and let's not even talk about differences in accent or vocabulary...)
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Re: Yoghurt
« Reply #9 on: 07 October 2016, 09:43:09 AM »
haha -- no hope for me at all then

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Re: Yoghurt
« Reply #10 on: 07 October 2016, 12:25:04 PM »
Well paul - Looll !
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Re: Yoghurt
« Reply #11 on: 08 October 2016, 11:16:23 PM »
haha -- no hope for me at all then

born and early years in Canada ,then  late childhood , teens and early adult life in USA , the last 30 years here in the UK
no wander my spelling is all over't plaice

How do you decide which 'spelling' to use for a word being as you have lived in 3 different countries?
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Re: Yoghurt
« Reply #12 on: 09 October 2016, 10:30:46 AM »
I ate yoghurt/yogurt (for the first time since childhood) 2 months ago after 5 decades of saying I didn't like it - it didn't bowl me over but I kept it down


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Re: Yoghurt
« Reply #13 on: 10 October 2016, 11:06:00 AM »
I was interested to read about Alan straining the yoghurt through a cloth to make it thicker.  I am going to try it with some Lidl Greek yoghurt that I have in the fridge, as it is quite runny. 

I have always bought the Turkish yoghurt from Lidl and it is delicious but when I enquired about it a couple of weeks ago, I was told they had stopped selling it.  I bought some Total Greek yoghurt from Waitrose a few weeks back and that was lovely but twice as expensive as the Turkish yoghurt despite being on special offer.

Maybe I should make my own.  I have a yoghurt maker but have only used it once!
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Re: Yoghurt
« Reply #14 on: 10 October 2016, 11:43:28 AM »
There's nothing as good as Total - it's the brand they sell in Greece and have done for at least 40 years!
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