Tuesday, February 21, 2012

miso making

We wanted to try this for a long time,
but we finally made our homemade miso!

- miso making process -

1) soak soy beans in water overnight - they will be abut doubled in size

2) cook soy beans in water until they are soft enough
to smash easily with your fingers

3) grind them when they are hot

like this much

4) while the soy beans are still hot,
mix them with koji and sea salt

with your hands...
hot! hot!

5) prepare the miso container - wash, sterilize, and put salt on the bottom

6) make balls with miso and throw them into the container

so that you won't put lots of air into miso.

7) once you put all miso in to the container,
put some salt and a red pepper on the top

8) cover the top surface, and put a weight on the top
- the weight should be about as heavy as the miso

9) keep the container in cool and dark space for 6 months or so.

We cannot wait to eat miso soups with handmade miso!

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