This year I want to keep trying new things. I find that I like trying something new. It makes me feel alive and fresh and new. It brings me joy. So each week I want to try a new recipe or pattern or author. Just something I haven't tried.
This week it was yogurt. I tried to make homemade yogurt in my slow cooker. No, ladies, I did not just make the recipe up. I found it here. I had read in a magazine at my parent's house that it was possible with a stove, a cooler, and warm water. But that was three things I needed and it all needed monitoring! Slow cooker yogurt was the way for me to go.
It is actually very simple--if you read all the directions. Not quite a flop, my yogurt turned out more like buttermilk than yogurt. I forgot the comment that ultra-pasteurized milk would not work and used said milk. Currently some of the yogurt is being strained with the hope that it will reach the correct consistency. I used it in place of milk on my oatmeal and it was yummy with the honey and fruit and nuts. I will probably make many, many buttermilk pancakes tomorrow.
Does anyone have any other uses for buttermilk, preferably ones that can be frozen?