Soybean is one of the foods that are rich in protein. Many things can be extracted from it. Things like oil, adhesive substances, etc.
Without much processing of soybean to get all these and more, we can eat the whole soybean when cooked, fried or even roasted.
On this post, we will see how you can easily make soybean powder which is used as sweetener with pap or taken in the same way tea or coffee is taken.
Freshly ground homemade soy flour.
Add soy’s nutrient by replacing up to 30% of soy flour in your recipe. Replace 5% of flour used in your favorite bread recipe to get a lighter loaf. Soy flour is rich with soy isoflavones, low carb, wheat free and gluten free.
Note: Soy flour brown more quickly, keep an eye on your baking.
• Get the soybean according to the quantity you want to try out. I prefer you take something like 1kg or less of soybeans and try it out
• Remove all foreign materials present in the soybeans. Examples: sand, gravels, sticks or even the soybean seed-shell. You can achieve this by hand picking
• Get a frying pot ready. This time, you don’t need oil or water. So get rid of any trace of oil or water.
Keep in mind that the size of frying pot you have will determine how many times you are going to pour in or out soybeans.
Now let us discuss the process below along with pictures:
Step 1: Boiling
Boil 1 cup of soy bean in 5 cups of water for 25 minutes. Add pinch of baking soda in boiling water. Baking soda soften the beans and reduce cooking time.
Step 2: Roast Until Dry at 230°F/110°C
Drain and rinse the blanched soybean. Spread the soybean in a single layer on a baking tray, then roast in the oven for 1 hour 20 minutes at 230°F/110°C, or until the bean completely dry.
Step 3: Ground the Bean
Process the dry bean in grain mill or blender.
Step 4: Sieve the Flour
Sieve with a fine shifter until it reaches the consistency of flour. Store up to a year in airtight container.
Manual Method of Preparing Soya Bean Powder
• Set up the fire and get the pot heated. Then pour some of the soybeans. The amount you will pour in there depends on the size of the pot you have. Keep stirring and observe the change in color. From the soybean color to something like charcoal
• You will hear a kind of popping sounds in the pot. As this point, try to check if they have dried up by using your hand to crack the beans. If crack and the inner content are so dry then be ready to get the pot down. When you notice that almost all is dry. Get the pot down
• Use can use small chaff remover to remove the dry chaff of the soybean. You can equally use hand to remove the dry chaff. Any means good for you; you can use but be sure that you didn’t pieces everything in the inner content.
• After you have removed the chaff, grind the soybean to a very fine powder.
• Use sieving net or cloth to get the very fine powder and pour out the residue
• You can now store this in containers for future use if need be.
I hope this will help you to make your own soybean powder.
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