recipe Soy milk
Soak 1 cup of dry soybeans (buy in bulk) in water in refrigerator for two days. Drain off water and put 1/2 of the soaked beans in the blender with 1 quart of water. Blend till all soy beans are finely ground up. Strain this mixture through two layers of cheesecloth. Take your hands and squish out the liquid . You can then save the pulp for another use.(put into cookies or breads or cakes for protein or dry in a 200 degree oven till dried and grind to make soy flour.) Continue straining out the pulp from the liquid. Repeat with second half of beans and 1 quart of water. Blend and then squish out the pulp with your hands and either save pulp for another purpose or toss. Place all the liquid into a stainless steel large dutch oven or large pot and bring to boil. Lower heat and cook for 15 minutes. Let cool for awhile so you don’t burn yourself with the liquid.Then strain milk back through a fine sieve strainer . Put back into the blender and add 1 tablespoon oil of choice, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 tablespoon honey and 2 teaspoons of vanilla and blend till smooth. Transfer to glass jars and store in refrigerator .
Note.-if I had a mesh bag to strain it through I would like that much better and it would be easier . I will get what they call a cheese bag (for making cheese ) since not spend I will sew my cheese cloth into a bag for the next time I make this milk .I washed out my cheese cloth and then strained the next amount of milk though the cloth. Next time I will save the pulp and possibly put it into my breakfast cookie recipe I am working on.
If someone has a good bulk source of organic soybeans for me I sure would like to hear about it . Maybe someone else does their own milk and would want to share a bag thanks .Maybe even loan me the soy milk maker a couple of times per month?? Karen