On Sat, 19 Mar 2011 15:47:33 -0400, "Dora" <[email protected]> wrote:
>I can't find the thread in which I asked this question.
>I make yogurt in a yogurt maker, in six 6-ounce jars. I am wondering
>whether I can make it in a bowl holding about a quart, then place it
>in my electric oven, using the warmth from the oven light?
>Would anyone know?
I always use an electric yogurt maker (1qt) myself, but this extension
article says you only need to go to 105 F and can do it all in a water
bath. The article is detailed and logical, although I have not tried
Worth a few minutes' read, I think.
A lot can depend on whether you can set your oven to a low temp. I do
not know if just the oven light will keep things warm enough to get
the fermentation going.. One friend uses a hot water bottle and a
towel (in between the container and the HWB), one uses a heating pad.
If you have a decent probe thermometer, why not place a quart of water
at the same temp as your yogurt pre-mix would be, then check it a
couple hours later and see what you have. Being water, it may loses a
bit more temp than a thicker mix, but you'll have some idea.