I just made my first batch of yoghurt yesterday and am eating it this morning (as I type). It tastes good but turned out kind of lumpy... a little like cottage cheese.
Here's what I did:
-Used whole milk (pasteurized and homogenized)
-Heated it up on the stove to 180 degrees and then let cool to 110, I stirred occasionally (maybe not often enough?)
-Mixed in 1/2 cup good quality commercial yoghurt (I had accidentally bought nonfat but used it anyway)
-Poured it all into a glass bread pan and put in the toaster oven on 150 for approximately 10 hours. At one point (about hour 8) I spooned some out to check the consistency and then I drained off some of the whey.
-Put it all in a mason jar and stuck in the fridge.
-Got it out this morning and am enjoying my lumpy yoghurt.
I'll still eat it but don't want to feed it to DS or DP so I don't turn them off to homemade yoghurt.
Please LMK what you think went wrong and if I can still use this batch as the starter for the next one?