Saturday, 23 February 2008

So what is a milk-machine anyway?

Now that I have recovered from the nasty flu/cold bug I reported on last week, I can talk a little about this milk machine I mentioned recently. So, what exactly is a milk-machine? No, before you say it, it is not a cow. Instead it is a kitchen gadget that makes milk from nuts, rice, beans, seeds ... pretty much anything. It is a rather strange gadget I must admit. It combines the water heating function of a kettle, with a high powered blender and squeezes the pulp through a filter. It works a little like this. You put in the nuts, seeds or rice (after they have soaked), push a button and 20 mins later you have tasty milk. Well more or less.

I must admit that it took me quite a while to find a nice recipe. However, I now have many, but here are the step by step instructions to make milk the way I do at the moment.

1. Soak half a beaker (about 20g) of almonds and half a beaker (same volume) of long or short grain brown rice over night.

2. Put these in the machine and wait for it to do its job.

3. Add 1/2 tsp honey and the seeds from a vanilla pod sliced.

4. Wait for it to cool.

5. Give it a good shake and you're done.

This can be used (without the flavourings if you prefer) in soups and hot drinks, in baking etc. It is also the perfect substitute for milk in cereal.

Give it a try!

1 comment:

tabrez said...

that sounds amazing!