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Lime flavored yogurt
« on: May 04, 2015, 08:50:21 PM »
How does one flavor yogurt with lime without causing it to curdle?
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Re: Lime flavored yogurt
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2015, 09:34:49 PM »
Peel?

Anyway, it's yoghurt. It's already curdled!

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Re: Lime flavored yogurt
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2015, 05:55:24 AM »
Or leaves, maybe Kaffir lime leaves? Dunno...   ???
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Re: Lime flavored yogurt
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2015, 07:27:06 AM »
I make lemon yogurt that doesn't curdle. But I add the lemon juice and zest after the yogurt is made, in addition to a little bit of juice and sometimes some sweetener like maple syrup. Sell it on my farm as a drinkable yogurt in a pint container.
I have never tried setting the yogurt WITH the citrus because that would mess with the acidity for sure.
Good luck! Ive been meaning to try lime for a while.

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Re: Lime flavored yogurt
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2015, 01:28:25 AM »
It raises an interesting question - would you be able to curdle milk through the action of both lacto-bacilli *and* some natural acid - eg, lemon or lime juice. I think it might be possible though the acidity from the lemon or lime juice might be too harsh for the yoghurt-making LB?

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Re: Lime flavored yogurt
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2015, 09:28:47 PM »
I have added "Finger limes" to mine - after the yoghurt is made of course. As there is not much acid freely squeezed out but encapsulated within the little capsules, it is very nice with little lime 'Bombs' when you eat it.

http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/bushfood/fingerlime.htm

We have two tree in our garden and we use them in anything that a little citrus hit is wanted.

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Re: Lime flavored yogurt
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2015, 09:39:03 PM »
Good idea Mal. I've been meaning to get a finger lime tree. I want one of the red coloured ones, but whenever I look for them they're not available. Do they grow big?

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Re: Lime flavored yogurt
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2015, 09:56:50 PM »
We have two and they are about 3 metres high.  They are a slow growing tree and I would plan on either a really big planter space or put in the ground - they don't do well in little pots.  We have ours, one each in a 1 X 1 Meter raised planting box.  If you buy them small it will take a while approx 2 years to get any decent fruit from them.  Being in Victoria I would think you would have a few few issues as they do like the full sun and wet humid conditions and are partial to a bit of mulch and liquid fertiliser.  Don't let me discourage you in getting one because after about 2 years we are getting 10-15 kg of each tree.

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Re: Lime flavored yogurt
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2015, 10:02:04 PM »
Thanks Mal. Yep, climate here is an issue but Diggers claim they'll do okay here. I'd plant it north facing near a brick wall. I have a banana in that position also. It is doing very well, but has never produced fruit. They grow bigger than I had expected. That's a decent amount of fruit also.

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Re: Lime flavored yogurt
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2015, 05:31:01 AM »
  OK---you Aussies----I'm ashamed to admit how ignorant I am of your country---If it wasn't on NAT Geo, I'm lost----but those finger limes are like nothing I imagined a lime to look like---very interesting----are the bananas somehow different too ?
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Re: Lime flavored yogurt
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2015, 05:50:19 AM »
Qdog - I'm an Aussie and didn't know finger limes existed until maybe five years ago. They are a tropical native from up above where Mal lives. I live way down south where the climate is a little colder and less humid. I don't think we have any hidden species of bananas unfortunately, although there is a lot of variety. I love the look of monkey finger bananas.

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Re: Lime flavored yogurt
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2015, 08:52:02 AM »
Thanks for all the replies, I had tried to add lime juice at the start and it did not work well with the LB. I'll try using pieces of lime after the ferment. I'm also wondering about dehydrated lime juice.
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Re: Lime flavored yogurt
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2015, 10:38:57 PM »
If I were doing it I would try adding lime curd, made like lemon curd but of course with limes instead of lemons.  I made a batch of this last year to use as a spread between a 3 layer coconut cake I made for a friends birthday.  Inspired by "you put the lime in the coconut".  The cake was done like a tres leche cake but with cocnut milk.  The outside was frosted with a luscious buttercream and coated with toasted coconut.  It was wonderful.

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Re: Lime flavored yogurt
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2015, 08:39:45 PM »
Wow , that sounds delicious.
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