Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Soya Milk (豆奶) (Home made)

It's been a while since I last make a batch of home made soya milk.  

This time round, I used organic soya bean as I was told that soya bean is the most GMO (genetically modified organismgrains.  Sounds pretty scary isn't it?

When my kids were young, I was very tempted to start them on organic produce but I was warned that this might also reduce their tolerance level to normal food.  As the sayings goes “垃圾吃,垃圾大 (in hokkien)”, sometime holds some truth to it.  As I grew up in an extremely clean environment, I was so prone to illness and diarrhea whereas my hubby grew up in a kampong and he is so strong and can take any food without issues.

I was relatively surprised that organic produce in the States has nearly the same pricing as non organic.  Strange isn't it?  I believe that explains why organic food is a way more successful over there than here.  

Enough of my thoughts, let's have a glass of wholesome goodness.  I am very sure my little girl will be delighted to see this as she totally loves soya milk (豆奶).




What you need:


200g soy beans
1000ml water + 1000ml water
Pandan leaves (4 - 5)
Sugar to taste

Method:

Soak soy beans overnight. Discard soaking water.

Put all the beans into a blender with 1000ml water. Blend until very fine, for about 2 minutes. (I divide this into two because my blender couldn't take it all)

Pour blended beans into a muslin bag and using your hand to press to extract milk.

Repeat blending process with another 1000ml water, and extract milk.

*** You can Choose to combine 1st and 2nd extract together. I find that using just the second extract, the soy taste is not strong. Thus for further, I will just both the 1st and 2nd extract.

Put extracted milk into a pot/saucepan and put in a pandan leaf(stripped and tied into a knot).

On medium heat, bring it to a boil.

Be very careful and watch the pot carefully. The milk overflows easily when it’s boiling.

Season with sugar.


Cheers

2 comments:

  1. 垃圾吃,垃圾大...LOL..my mom used to say that when she picked up the dropped food on the table or even on the floor.
    Homemade soya milk tastes the best!

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    1. hahaha.... I hear this phrase very often esp when I taken ill eating in a not so clean environment.

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