Friday, 29 March 2013


A SCANDILICIOUS BREAKFAST...


 Photos: Sophia Home





Good morning.... 'Good Friday'!
Whatever Easter holds for you....whether a religious celebration or not, I hope you are having a lovely start to the long weekend?

Ours started peacefully this morning, with no particular agenda for the day.....other than my planned baking for the weekend, walking our dogs, catching up on some reading and generally taking things easy.

Early morning......my favourite time of the day.
Candles lit in the kitchen, some soft music and a fresh and healthy breakfast to start the day.... 



Photo: Sophia Home




Photo: Sophia Home




Delicious home made yoghurt.....so fresh, nutritious and easy to make.....from one of my favourite cookery books 'Scandilicious', written by Norwegian food writer 
Signe Johansen.




Photo: Sophia Home


'Why make your own yoghurt?' ... I hear you say, when you can so easily buy it?
Well, for a start you know exactly what is in it....avoiding commercial sweeteners, stabilisers, colours and additives.   It saves money.....we get through a lot of natural yoghurt in our house, not only for breakfast but used also to make marinades and sauces and as a low fat healthy alternative ingredient in place of cream in many recipes.  
Lastly, for the simple pleasure of making something delicious and healthy from scratch.



Photo: Sophia Home



Making yoghurt is so easy.....  
It basically requires just two ingredients - milk and some friendly probiotic bacteria!

Take 1 litre of milk (whole milk for a milder creamier yoghurt than using semi-skimmed - it's personal preference) and bring it up to the boil.  Allow to cool until warm to the touch rather than hot, then whisk in 6 tablespoons of bio whole milk yoghurt.  Place in a warmed glass or porcelain jar with an airtight lid, or in a thermos.  Keep the mixture warm on top of a radiator or in an airing cupboard for a few hours or even overnight.  Once set, it can be popped in the fridge, where it will keep for up to a week.  
Oh.....and don't forget to keep 6 tablespoons back, so you can start the process again!



Photo: Sophia Home



                So easy......so delicious......particularly 
                          topped with fresh berries!

                            Wishing you a lovely day!

                                       Sophia xx



18 comments:

  1. Well, you know I am on a cooking journey & I think you might have just convinced me to make my own yogurt for the first time, it sounds fabulous!!

    Your home looks beautiful, I love the Easter tree and the flowers....next year I am inspired to create a tree :)

    Happy Easter to you....we had sunshine this morning so that was a lovely start XX

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Simone,

    I definitely recommend making yoghurt as part of your cooking journey! So easy and delicious. Thank you for your kind comment and wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter too!

    Still waiting for the sunshine you mentioned......down here in rural Kent!

    Sophia x

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sophia, your yoghurt looks delicious and I love the sound of how you're spending your day!
    Wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter!
    ~ Wendi

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Wendi.....wishing you a very Happy Easter too!

      Sophia x

      Delete
  4. I honestly can't believe how easy that looks. I am not much of a cook, but I think even if I could do this. I am so pleasantly surprised and happy to have found this! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.
    Stacy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Stacy,

      Yes, it really is that easy! You must give it a go.

      Thank you for visiting....

      Sophia

      Delete
  5. Hi Sophia! Thank you so much for your instructions on how you make your yogurt. I will have to try some soon.
    Your blog is so lovely and I love to come and visit.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello June,

      Thank you so much for your kind comment and for visiting my blog! Do give the yoghurt a try - it is easy and delicious!

      Sophia x

      Delete
  6. Oh that looks so good.
    My son loves yogurt
    and that recipe should come in handy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Ann,

      You must give it a try.....your son will love it!

      Sophia x

      Delete
  7. Replies
    1. Thank you so much.....you too!

      Sophia x

      Delete
  8. Hi Sophia,

    Never really considered making yoghurt myself. I did make 'hangop', which is a thicker Dutch version of yoghurt but very healthy and tasty too.

    Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter!

    Madelief x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I shall look in to 'hangop' Madelief! Thankyou....Happy Easter!

      Sophia x

      Delete
  9. Hope you are having a fabulously gorgeous time this Easter... xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you deZeal.....you too!

      Sophia x

      Delete