Basic Soy Milk

Basic Soy Milk
2/3 C dry soybeans
4 C water
1/3 C oil
¼ t salt
¼ C honey

1. Soak soybeans in cold water overnight. If the weather is hot, refrigerate them.
2. Drain soaked soybeans and add enough water in the soaking water to measure four cups.
3. Put soybeans and 2 cups of the water into container of an electric blender. Blend at medium-low speed for about three minutes.
4. Put soybean mixture into the top of a double-boiler. Stir in the remaining 2 cups water and cook over rapidly boiling water for thirty minutes.
5. Strain soybean mixture though a cheesecloth-lined strainer. Rinse out top of double-boiler and return strained soy milk to it. Cook thirty minutes over rapidly billing water.
6. Strain soy milk through cheesecloth-lined strainer.
7. Pour 2/3 cup hot soy milk into container of electric blender, add oil and blend on medium-low speed for five minutes. (The full time is necessary in order to obtain an emulsion.)
8. Add remaining soy milk, salt and honey and blend about two minutes longer. Cool. Store in a covered jar in the refrigerator. Shake vigorously before using. Keeps well for a week.
*Note; Use as you would milk, over cereal, in cooking and beverages.

Yield: About 1 quart.

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