Sunday, November 27, 2016
If the packaged vegan milks don’t work for you:
Soak nuts or seeds overnight (a couple of hours at least). What flavor you desire and what you need to avoid will play a role in your choice of nuts or seeds.
Some seeds have strong flavors, like sunflower seeds. If you wish to tone that down, blend an equal part of sunflower seeds (raw, shelled, unsalted) with something like pumpkin seeds (raw, unsalted).
Cashews and almonds will be on the sweeter side while something like walnuts will have a more earthy flavor. Filberts (hazelnuts) tend towards the bitter end of the flavor spectrum.
Blend 1 cup of water with 1 cup of your chosen seeds or nuts. Add a couple of pitted dates for sweetener and then strain it (nut milk bag or cheesecloth). Be prepared for your fingers to get cold and numb.
There are no preservatives in this so it won't last long - maybe a few days.
For some of these recipes, straining is not necessary as the seeds/nuts will just be part of the flour used.
I generally use unsweetened milks in these recipes as the sugars in other ingredients are enough for me. Sweetened milk is fine to use as well.