With probiotic-rich foods increasingly recognized as essential to gut health, yogurt and kefir are gaining popularity as a source of protein and beneficial bacteria. In Homemade Yogurt & Kefir, cheesemaker and small-scale dairy producer Gianaclis Caldwell opens the door for fermentation enthusiasts and dairy devotees to make and use yogurt and kefir in the home kitchen. She explores the many culture choices and techniques for working with cow, goat, sheep, water buffalo, and even some plant milks. Step-by-step instructions cover the basics of making dairy ferments, from necessary equipment to the myriad options for thickening, sweetening, and flavoring. Along with foundational recipes, you’ll find instructions for creating different styles of yogurt and kefir as well as other traditional milk ferments from around world, including Icelandic skyr, Asian koumiss, and Finish viili. Techniques for making simple cheeses, butter, whipped cream, and other dairy products using yogurt and milk ferments broaden the possibilities of these probiotic-packed cultures, and a recipe section takes you beyond the expected pairing of yogurt with granola, offering creative ways to use fermented dairy products in sauces, soups, and even cocktails, while preserving their health benefits and flavor. Along the way, pioneering yogurt makers, kefir crafters, and famous chefs who are tapping yogurt’s potential for meals and libations, share their wisdom.
- Price: $19.95
- Other formats: Ebook
- Size: 7 x 9
- Pages: 224
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN: 9781635861099
This is a great guide to fermenting milk as well as various plant-based milks. Gianaclis Caldwell is experienced and knowledgeable, and presents information clearly, making the processes very approachable. What a wonderful contribution to the growing literature of do-it-yourself fermentation.
Gianaclis is a fermentation expert and natural teacher. Her deep knowledge paired with beautiful design has produced a book to treasure.
Homemade Yogurt & Kefir does a beautiful job of uniting a world of traditional fermented milks with easy-to-follow, delicious recipes for today. In this remarkable work, Caldwell’s approach is both practical and fun (yes, there are recipes for libations). This encouraging book provides a thorough understanding of why yogurt, kefir, and their many unique cousins have been, and must continue to be, a source of human nourishment.
Homemade Yogurt & Kefir
by Gianaclis Caldwell
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