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Welcome back to this segment where i will be discussing on how to make “SOYA COOKIES”. Soya cookies is the best cookie you could ever wish to have at home, i just love making and eating this cookie at home cause of the nutrients it has.
Let us look into brief History and Origin of this Cookie.
ORIGIN AND HISTORY
The soya bean plant is native to the people of China, where it
has been cultivated for over 13,000 years. It is an essential crop for the ancient Chinese who regarded it a necessity for life.
Soya beans was introduced into other regions of Asia centuries later and it wasn’t until the early 20th century that it began to be used for more than animal feed in the West. The soya bean is now the most widely grown and utilised legume worldwide.
The key benefits of soya are its high protein content, vitamins, minerals and insoluble fibre. The soya bean has been transformed
into a number of popular soya based foods including:
1. Miso: A fermented soya bean paste that is generally used as a flavouring, popular in Asian cuisine. It is a good source of many minerals.
2. Tempeh: This is an Indonesian specialty typically made by cooking and dehulling soya beans and forming a textured, solid ‘cake’. It is a very good source of protein, vitamin B and minerals.
3. Tofu: Is also known as bean curd cause it is made from soya milk by coagulating the soya
proteins with calcium or magnesium salts. The whey is discarded and the curds are
processed. It is an excellent source of iron and calcium and a very good source of protein.
After getting to know all the nutritional value and health benefits it contains, i couldn’t be so selfish, that is why i have decided to share the recipes and procedures on how to go about it.
i. 1⁄4 cup Margarine, (softened)
ii. 1⁄2 cup Honey
iii. Soy grits (1⁄2 cup)
iv. Walnut halves (20 Units)
v.1 Egg, (lightly beaten)
vi. Unbleached white flour
vii. 1⁄2 teaspoon Vanilla
viii. 1 teaspoon Baking powder
ix. 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
x. Salt ( to taste)
xi. Sugar (little quantity)
1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
Then mix the margarine and Honey in a clean bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Stop mixing and scrape down sides of bowl.
2. Mix the egg with the vanilla in a small bowl and add honey and
margarine and mix on low speed
until blended. Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and add to mixture. Mix on low speed until blended. Stir in the soy grits.
3. Place on a rolling board and roll, the use a biscuit cutter to cut in your desired shape, then grease the baking pan and place the cookies in the baking sheet. Decorate cookie with a walnut half and bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove and cool on cookie rack or paper towels.