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 Post subject: Substitute for soy yogurt?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:13 pm 
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Because soy yogurt is something I just never buy, and I really really REALLY want to make the Strawberry Hand Pies from Vegan Pie in the Sky, I need to know if there's something else I can substitute or if that's all that will work.

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The Complete Guide to Vegan Substitutions has a yogurt replacement recipe.

Do you not have access to the yogurt or just not want it to go to waste? Most health food type stores sell it in single serving cups.


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It's just an expense thing. We're living on the cheap whilst building our house and it's something that we would consider more a treat at this point. :-)

I'll see if I can get hold of a copy of that book! Thanks!

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It might seem weird, but this is a quick, cheap substitution for plain yogurt:

Dissolve a tablespoon of cornstarch in a half cup of soy milk, then microwave until thickened, stirring at 15-second intervals. Stir in a splash of white vinegar (a teaspoon or so), and you're set!


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I feel like maybe blended silken tofu has been mentioned somewhere? I could be totally wrong though.

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 Post subject: Re: Substitute for soy yogurt?
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Garrick wrote:
It might seem weird, but this is a quick, cheap substitution for plain yogurt:

Dissolve a tablespoon of cornstarch in a half cup of soy milk, then microwave until thickened, stirring at 15-second intervals. Stir in a splash of white vinegar (a teaspoon or so), and you're set!


I'm going to try this! Sounds super easy. :-D

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Garrick wrote:
It might seem weird, but this is a quick, cheap substitution for plain yogurt:

Dissolve a tablespoon of cornstarch in a half cup of soy milk, then microwave until thickened, stirring at 15-second intervals. Stir in a splash of white vinegar (a teaspoon or so), and you're set!


Yeah this is pretty much the recipe in the vegan sub. book.

Since the yogurt is for the pastry, you don't have to fret so much. You can just use curdled soymilk/soy creamer and knock out the rest of the milk called for in the recipe, making a buttermilk crust. Soy sour cream or cream cheese with a touch of extra vinegar would work too, but I don't imagine you're up for purchasing those. Pureed silken tofu is not the best choice for crust.

You might want to consider just using an entirely different recipe for the dough, since no matter what you will be changing it unless you make your own cultured yogurt from scratch, with non dairy milk, nut cremes, or young coconut.


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I was wondering about just curdling some soymilk and using that. Thanks for the link! :-) One of these days I'll have to just splurge and buy the real deal yogurt, but in the meantime I can do it this way.

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Garrick wrote:
It might seem weird, but this is a quick, cheap substitution for plain yogurt:

Dissolve a tablespoon of cornstarch in a half cup of soy milk, then microwave until thickened, stirring at 15-second intervals. Stir in a splash of white vinegar (a teaspoon or so), and you're set!

Good info! *Jots down in memory*

I also don't buy yogurt often because I feel guilty if I can't finish it soon enough, especially if it's unsweetened. I wish my local co-op sold individual unsweetened yogurt cups.

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Garrick wrote:
It might seem weird, but this is a quick, cheap substitution for plain yogurt:

Dissolve a tablespoon of cornstarch in a half cup of soy milk, then microwave until thickened, stirring at 15-second intervals. Stir in a splash of white vinegar (a teaspoon or so), and you're set!

This is what I always do, and it always works without a problem!

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For baking, I use unsweetened applesauce + lemon juice to replace soy yogurt.


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butterbobbin wrote:
I was wondering about just curdling some soymilk and using that.

this is pretty much what i do whenever a recipe calls for it- we don't have it here.

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I always just use sour cream.

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Garrick wrote:
It might seem weird, but this is a quick, cheap substitution for plain yogurt:

Dissolve a tablespoon of cornstarch in a half cup of soy milk, then microwave until thickened, stirring at 15-second intervals. Stir in a splash of white vinegar (a teaspoon or so), and you're set!


this suggestion was advised for a pastry type dough, however, would this also work in muffins??

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