Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Soy Milk

Ever since we moved to Brazil in January this year, I have been dying for a nice glass of soy milk. ( I don't know why, because I survived in the Middle East without any such craving). Soy products are available here, but all of them come with flavouring that may be too much of an "acquired taste" for me. To give you an idea, there is "Ensure" flavoured vanilla soy milk and the (downright awful) orange flavoured soy milk. For me, the best one is probably the apple flavour but still, nothing beats the regular, sweetened soy milk. So I went onto the internet and found this simple recipe.


Makes about 2 litres

Ingredients:
2 cups soya beans
2 litres of water

Directions:
1. Soak soy beans overnight with water.
2. Discard the water. Transfer soy beans to a blender. Add 1 L (or sufficient for beans to be liquidised). Blend mixture until almost homogenous.
3. Transfer the mixture into a pot. Add remaining 1 L of water and bring the milk mixture to a boil. Boil for about 15 minutes.
4. Filter milk through muslin or cheese cloth. (a sieve will also work)
5. Add sugar to taste.

6. Add orange-flavoured Tang powder to mixture for the ultimate killer party drink (just kidding)

*Soy milk turns bad quite easily, so only make a small batch at a time.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Willow said...

Thanks for the tip!

5:25 PM  
Blogger momo said...

hi claudia,

thanks for leaving comment on my blog!! will you be at sao paulo in february? if you are, i can bring you some soymilk drinks!! we have loads here! but of course nothing beats the handmade one for momo (haha!!) so i sometimes blend my own. one word about your recipe is that it takes a lot of work to do the seiving!! my mom used to do it this way and you'll be so tired afterwards squeezing the milk out of the residue!! here i can buy a blender with a special accessory just to separate the bean residue from the milk while it's being blended...it's a lot easier!! ^^

love,
momo

11:55 PM  

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