Baking with yogurt....does it kill the good stuff?? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-15-2004, 12:29 AM - Thread Starter
 
CartersMomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: The Midwest, forever!!
Posts: 200
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I bought a LOT of yogurt through our co-op, yummy whole milk organic. I've been cooking with it a lot, using it in place of buttermilk, milk or even cream cheese in baked goods, and everything has turned out PERFECT.

Does heating the yogurt kill all of the good bacteria, etc. in the yogurt?

THanks for your help, healthy mamas!
Christa
CartersMomma is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-15-2004, 01:35 AM
 
xenabyte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Colorado Mountains
Posts: 2,032
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
High heat baking would kill off the bacteria and stop them from doing their thing...however the bacteria have accomplished other things, like increasing the nutritional value of the milk when they converted it to yogurt, and have made the milk proteins more digestible. So it's still a good thing!

Just made some 'live' yogurt cheese to spread on those baked goods and you get double good stuff!

xenabyte is offline  
Old 10-15-2004, 09:43 AM
 
Katie Bugs Mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,160
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Mmmm....I love to bake with yogurt. Like the pp, I'm sure that the high heat kills the beasties in the yogurt, but it's still pretty good for you.

I just wanted to share my favorite idea for using up large quantities of yogurt. I make smoothies with yogurt, frozen berries and/or other fruit, and a bit of fruit juice and use the mixture to make popsicles. DD thinks that these are the biggest treat for dessert and doesn't even realize how good they are for her.
Katie Bugs Mama is offline  
Old 10-15-2004, 12:13 PM - Thread Starter
 
CartersMomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: The Midwest, forever!!
Posts: 200
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thats kind of what I figured, but I also figured it was still probably "healthier" than milk, and everything has turned out so much better.

I make yogurt popsicles as well........my son asks for "healthy popsicles" and thinks they are so great! That is a good tip though! My mom made them for me growing up, with yogurt and orange juice concentrate blended up......yum. Probably pretty sugary though.

Thanks for your responses.
CartersMomma is offline  
Old 10-15-2004, 11:20 PM
 
umefey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,121
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I bake with yogurt all the time.. It makes a GREAT egg replacer
umefey is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off