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Does anybody know how use soya milk in tea or coffee without it curdling in a disgusting way?

-- Chris (, April 03, 1999


Do you mean soy milk? I have never heard of soya milk, what is it?

I've never had a problem with soy milk curdling. (although I think it's yucky in coffee/tea ;-) Definately better than nothing though.

I just tried a new brand of soy milk because it was cheaper, let's just say you get what you pay for! The gross brand is Harmony Farms. My regular brand is Edensoy -- Vanilla --- yum.

-- Deborah (, April 03, 1999.

Deborah, It's the "milk" extracted from soya beans.Does that help ?Thanks for the reply.

-- Chris (, April 03, 1999.

I love soy milk a product of soy beans, but since I take nothing in tea or coffee, I haven't tried it that way. My favorte brand is West Soy. Low Fat, plain or vanilla. Vanilla is particularly good on rice, or cold cereal.

-- gilda jessie (, April 03, 1999.


Maybe it's the brand ??

Never had that problem.

-- Deborah (, April 03, 1999.

Hello, people,

Have you ever tried making soy milk yourself? It is very easy to do, and much cheaper than the commercial stuff. Also easy to add your own flavourings.

-- Rachel Gibson (, April 03, 1999.

Hi Rachel,

Soy will not curdle if the water is not too hot.

You want to tell us how to make soy milk please? A recipe would be much appreciated.


-- Bob Barbour (, April 03, 1999.

Lucky for you folks I'm fluent in both British and American.

First column Brit, 2nd column US

soya, soy eggplant, aubergine cornflour, cornstarch shortening, vegetable fat rapeseed, canola beet, beetroot beefburger, hamburger bridge roll, hot dog bun

And don't forget British spoon measures are 1/3 larger than US; British pint is 20 ozs, as opposed to US 16.

Chris, if you're not vegan, why not powdered milk? (For as long as supplies hold out, anyway--pretty long shelf life.) The sort here in the US will stir into milk as easily as that appalling "creamer" stuff.

-- Old Git (, April 04, 1999.

Hi, Bob,

Can't remember whether you're Imperial or Metric, so I'll go with the former. This recipe came from a Chinese elder who has been making it most of her life; I found others in cookbooks like "Wings of Life."

Soak a cup of beans, refrigerated, for a day or two. Soy beans ferment easily, and we wouldn't want that. :) Dispose of the soaking water and grind the softened beans to a mush. Using cheesecloth in a sieve, pour four cups of water over the mush and run it through.

Boil the milk for five minutes, monitoring it carefully as it boils over easily. It hasn't curdled on me yet. I leave mine plain, but here is where you might add your favourite flavourings. Refrigerate and use.

The remaining mush should not be thrown away; it is high in food value, including estrogen. I cook it a long time then use it either directly in things like soup or refrigerate it and mix it with other ingredients for a different dish.

In case you're interested in the fine art of sourdough, I have a great cookbook all about that, too! :)

-- Rachel Gibson (, April 04, 1999.

Old Git, I cannot stand the taste of dried milk so tried the soya milk which surprise,surprise,I quite liked.I thought too that having a supply of beans would help both the protein & the "milk problem".

Loved your list of Brit & American words.I once went into an art shop your side & asked for a rubber!I guess that's one you forgot !

Seriously,some of the posts and attitudes I find difficult to understand.It is as though people are coming from a different planet.

By the way,your Dad is right.A certain DI is really off the wall.Mind you he is rather good looking !DI,I mean.I don't know your Dad!

-- Chris (, April 04, 1999.

Thanks, Chris, sorry I screwed up the columns. No, I haven't forgotten about the rubber (eraser), nor have I forgotten that I should NEVER ask anyone to knock me up or lay the table.

Dad's 82, used to be described as good-looking but is now termed "distinguished"! He's in Retford--01777-700482. Give him a call if you get bored, nice old git, mind like a steel trap. His name is Eric. I know you don't know my name but he has only one daughter.

Yeah, whatisname is quite a hunk. But several coupons short of a toaster.

You might be interested in the old remedies I just posted. . . About 1900, I think.

-- Old Git (, April 04, 1999.

Just wondering if perhaps you got a couple brit/us items reversed. I myself am more familiar with eggplant, shortening and beet than aubergine, vegetable fat and beetroot. Although I do have quite a bit of Canada in my life and more familiar with things like chesterfield, fag and zed, among others. Perhaps this explains the imagined(?) reversals? The Imperial gallon came up in conversation just this past Friday.

BTW; what the hell is a liter? Just joking. But isn't it a shame that americans, know little about the metric system other than that pop comes in two liter bottles.

We're hanging on to an ancient roman empire base 12 to a dozen, 12 to an hour, 12 to a year, 12 to a foot, 360 to a circle, etc. Lets move on. We have computers now. They're just one year short of base 100.

-- Floyd Baker (, April 05, 1999.

Hi Rachel,

Thanks for your recipe.

Kiwis can manage both Metric and Imperial, long as we know what we are dealing with.

Best Regards, BobB

-- Bob Barbour (, April 05, 1999.

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