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Offline Brumington

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Stretching the Easiyo yogurt sachets
« on: May 04, 2012, 06:34:10 am »
I have been doing this for ages and have had success every time.  One Easiyo sachet will make endless amounts of yogurt, not just the 1L it states.

Put four heaped desert spoons of the Easiyo sachet in the tub.
Add full cream milk powder until it reaches the 400ml level.  I've tried with skimmed but it doesn't work.
Add water to the 1L mark and shake.
Put in the flask with boiling water as normal. 
The longer it's left the thicker it becomes.  I tend to make mine early in the morning and put in the fridge before I go to bed.  It's then ready for the morning.
The flavor goes through the yogurt too so if you have the strawberry sachet it will taste just as if you used the whole sachet as you are meant to!
Put a cup of the made yogurt aside in order to use as a starter next time.  Just make up to the 400 ml mark with powdered milk again.  I find when the flavor starts to disappear I will then start a brand new batch using the Easiyo sachet again.
I know some people have a problem with additives in milk powder but as far as I remember, the additive in Homebrand milk powder isn't too sinister.  I might be wrong though. 
I reckon you could get about 20L of yogurt out of one sachet.....

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Re: Stretching the Easiyo yogurt sachets
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 06:48:54 am »
Wow brumington, that would be a huge saving. As those packets of easyo are not cheap. Great tip.
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Re: Stretching the Easiyo yogurt sachets
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 09:51:05 am »
I just bought a heap of these to take away for my yoghurt. I'll have to try this. Thanks.
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Re: Stretching the Easiyo yogurt sachets
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 09:51:48 am »
hey good one! thanks heaps.
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Re: Stretching the Easiyo yogurt sachets
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2012, 09:55:03 am »
Must try that - what a money saver.  Thanks Brumington.
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Re: Stretching the Easiyo yogurt sachets
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2012, 08:10:21 am »
Thanks for that one- I make a lot of yoghurt with Easiyo and hadn't thought about doing that.
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Re: Stretching the Easiyo yogurt sachets
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2012, 08:16:50 am »
I've just made a batch this afternoon Merlin so will see what it's like in the morning.  I used the low fat Greek sachet and will add some pureed fruit to it or cook with it.
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Re: Stretching the Easiyo yogurt sachets
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2012, 08:39:07 am »
I just brought a sachet of easiyo and forgot about this method. Will try it tomorrow. :)
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Re: Stretching the Easiyo yogurt sachets
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2012, 08:44:17 am »
brought a sachet of easiyo 2 but then relized i dont have easiyo flask  :-)) any ideas what i could use it for
i don't need a recipe i'm italian

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Re: Stretching the Easiyo yogurt sachets
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2012, 08:45:06 am »
Give it to someone who has got one Uni  ;D
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Re: Stretching the Easiyo yogurt sachets
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2012, 08:46:22 am »
Give it to someone who has got one Uni  ;D

Lol, you should still be able to use it fundj, do you normally make yogurt?
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Re: Stretching the Easiyo yogurt sachets
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2012, 10:42:36 am »
How did it go judydawn? I hope it worked for you. Like I say, I've never had a failure with the full fat milk powder. Would love to be able to adapt it to make it with skim powder but so far haven't had any luck.

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Re: Stretching the Easiyo yogurt sachets
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2012, 11:10:42 am »
It turned out nice and thick Brumington.  In fact I just went and mixed some frozen mango puree with it and ate a bowlful, came in here and there was your posting.  Delicious.
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Re: Stretching the Easiyo yogurt sachets
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2012, 12:31:49 pm »
It certainly makes it go further.
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Re: Stretching the Easiyo yogurt sachets
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2012, 10:34:55 am »
Excellent! Glad you liked it.  :)