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I'm Peter Reinhart! Ask Me Anything! Monday, February 15, 2016 7:00-8:00 pm EST

To kick off our AMA feature, we have invited author, chef and master bread maker and host of Pizza Quest, Peter Reinhart, to be our first host! Peter will be in the Forum on Monday, February 15th, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST. If you are unable to be online during the live session, you can post your questions in the sticky post. Peter will answer those questions during the live session on February 15th. You can view Peter's answers to your questions as well as what happened during the live session in the session thread.

Ask Me Anything New Forum Feature

You will notice a new forum at the top of the main page called, "Ask Me Anything". This forum will be used for live one hour "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) sessions hosted by people who are knowledgeable in different areas pertaining to wood fired ovens. How it works:
- Each AMA will have a "sticky" thread where the community can post questions they would like answered during the live session. This will allow everyone to participate even if you can't be online for the live session. These questions will not be answered by the host until the live AMA; if you need an answer quickly, you should post it in the appropriate Forum area for the community to respond.
- Another thread will be posted for the live AMA. Registered users who are logged in during the live session can interact with the host by asking questions and receiving responses.
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We hope you enjoy this new feature! Please let us know if there is a topic that you'd like to have as an AMA and we'll look for a host!

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  • Yogurt maker

    We just bought a yogurt maker. It sounds good for our daughters' smoothies, breakfast, frozen yogurt, fresh cheese, etc.

    Does anyone have experience with these things?

    Any advice is very welcome.
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  • #2
    Re: Yogurt maker

    Just a little off.
    My former colleague long time ago was quite upset that her just-bought yougurt maker didn't produce a yougurt.
    In fact, trying to make it work better, she was stirring content of the containers each 15 minutes.


    • #3
      Re: Yogurt maker

      I used to make yogurt all the time. I did it in my oven at the lowest heat setting possible.

      Start with a good quality plain yogurt with natural cultures.

      My starting mixture was both canned and dried milk....varies to give you the solids content you prefer. I believe that you can use fresh milk but it needs to be boiled first.

      Give it a try....be patient and try again until you get the result you like.

      We used to mix in frozen fruit juice concentrate...orange, grape....


      Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane


      • #4
        Re: Yogurt maker

        Hey Jim,

        Sorry I missed that one. I went mid-tech and bought a Yogourmet machine from Amazon, and I'm really happy with it. It uses water and basically makes a warm bath for the yogurt to culture. I found Organic European Style yogurt from Trader Joe's, and used that as my starter. They add the cultures after the milk is pasteurized, and it all works really well.

        The new yogurt picked up the flavor from the starter. Very nice.

        Next steps include Greek Yogurt, home made Creme Fraiche and frozen yogurt. I can't help myself, I just bought an ice cream maker.

        These seem to be extensions of my bread making and pizza making habit -- you not only get a little more control over where your food comes from, but as you get better at doing it, the home made products really are better than anything you can buys.

        Next stop -- vanilla frozen yogurt. :-)
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        • #5
          Re: Yogurt maker

          I heard of someone using their WFO to make yogurt also. Have to find out exactly how.
          "Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity. " Charles Mingus
          "Build at least two brick ovens...one to make all the mistakes on and the other to be just like you dreamed of!" Dutch