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making your own tofu

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mrswhiskers Wed 21-Jan-15 12:19:10

Can anyone help a total novice?
is it best to use soya milk (if so is uht long life ok?) or to make my own?

Roughly how much milk do I need and how much tofu will it make?

Do I need a sugar thermometer for heating the soy milk to the correct temperature?

Does it work out cheaper than buying ready made? I'm currently buying a 300g block for £1.40 in the supermarket and it only does one meal for the family so hoping to find a cheaper option!

Bunbaker Wed 21-Jan-15 12:28:29

£1.40 for the protein element of a meal for a family is really cheap if you compare it to the cost of meat, fish, nuts or cheese for example. I really can't see that making your own is going to be much cheaper.

Recipe here

mrswhiskers Wed 21-Jan-15 21:14:14

Going by that recipe i would need 2 litres of soya milk so it looks like it's cheaper to buy the ready made tofu.

AndMiffyWentToSleep Thu 22-Jan-15 16:43:45

I tried once - total fail. All chalky. Sorry - I have no advice!

littleomar Thu 22-Jan-15 16:49:22

Hijack - where can I buy a nice tofu mould, preferably wood?

mrswhiskers Thu 22-Jan-15 21:14:10

little they have some on amazon and more on ebay. I've just ordered a plastic one from amazon and bought some soya beans today to attempt to make my own tofu. If it's a failure then I can always use the press for shop bought.

Appervine Thu 22-Jan-15 22:01:58

I've made my own both from grinding up soya beans and soya milk and don't think there was much difference in the final taste. It's a lot less faff to buy it but - pre-children - I quite enjoyed undertaking little culinary experiments like this. I made my own mould by drilling some holes in a small square Tupperware and lining it with muslin.

If you do make it from the milk, it needs to be pure soya milk and not one with added oils etc.

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