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Should I try making tofu?

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MooM00 Tue 21-Jun-11 19:58:32

Madhur Jaffrey says it's not worth it as tofu is so cheap, but we have nowhere other than Sainsbos to buy it from and it costs over £2 for a smallish piece. But Madhur does give a recipe. Should I have a go? And where do I buy nigari? Has anyone got home tofu making experience?

MooM00 Wed 22-Jun-11 11:22:14

bump!

Xiaoxiong Wed 22-Jun-11 14:23:30

Yes you should! It's super easy. I've only made it once but my mother makes it all the time. You don't need to use nigari, though you can buy it at most asian supermarkets and online - you can use lemon juice or cider vinegar. The best thing about making it yourself is you can vary how firm it is - firm tofu is easier to make at home than silken tofu though. Also you don't need to make your own soymilk, you can buy it (though that's not hard to do either).

Recipe here has good photos!
www.lafujimama.com/2009/09/how-to-make-tofu-no-fancy-equipment/

MooM00 Wed 22-Jun-11 14:40:36

So can I make it like paneer, just buy soymilk (would be uht) , coagulate and strain? I do want to land up with firm tofu.

Xiaoxiong Wed 22-Jun-11 14:52:47

Yep, and just keep pressing the water out until it's as firm as you want it.

As far as I can see, tofu is just paneer made with soymilk so the process should be the same.

MooM00 Wed 22-Jun-11 15:54:20

Thanks.

thisisyesterday Wed 22-Jun-11 15:58:59

hmmm interesting! i might try this too

i keep meaning to make some seitan, but time ghets away from me. there is a good recipe for it in the vegan with a vengeance cookbook

ppeatfruit Thu 23-Jun-11 10:38:48

I made it from the organic beans; so you make the milk before making the tofu anyway it's loads cheaper, obviously time consuming but not too difficult .

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