Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Soy Yogurt

- You can make yogurt using soy milk as well. This might come handy if you are trying to avoid milk completely. Also, soy yogurt might be easier on your tummy than soy milk because the fermentation prevents bloating.

- Bring soy milk to a boil on a low flame in a saucepan. I use plain or slightly sweetened Silk Soy milk.

- Transfer into a storage bowl, and let it cool to 100 degrees temperature

- Mix yesterday's yogurt in (either soy or plain). You can mix 1-2 tbsp of yogurt for a liter of milk. In colder temperatures you can mix a bit more.

- Stir well. Cover the lid. Store in a warm place (inside of the oven or near the furnace in winter times).

- Depending on how warm the environment is, the milk will curdle in 8-12 hours. If you like it sour, let it ferment a little longer.

- Use it or store it in the refrigerator for a couple of days.

- Soy milk takes a little longer than cow milk to ferment. It may also be a little smoother than regular yogurt.

Uses: The fermentation process results in the growth of good bacteria (named acidophilus bacillus). This bacteria is very good for our bodies. Try eating one or two servings of yogurt everyday to avoid yeast infections, urinary tract infections, cold sores, bowel discomforts etc. Soy yogurt is also easier on the stomach for those prone to bloating from soy milk.

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