Simple Tofu Recipe

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We've had fun experimenting with our Wondermill Grain Mill and making almost anything into flour lately.  We've made everything from quick and easy banana bread to rice milk!  I am happy to tell you we haven't been disappointed once.  The part that gets me every time is how expensive it is to buy most of these flours or items in a health food store or even the local supermarket.  When I look at how much I save by buying soya beans, rice, and quinoa in bulk and then turning them into flour on my own I am truly shocked.

Our latest test recipe was tofu!  Yes homemade tofu!

simple tofu recipe

Make Tofu at Home – A Simple Recipe

Make Tofu at Home - A Simple Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cups soy flour (finer the better)
  • 3 T vinegar (or lemon juice)
Instructions
  1. Add the hot water to the large pot and bring to a boil on high.
  2. Reduce heat slightly but maintain the boil, slowly add or sift in the soy flour, whisking as you add. Stir constantly to prevent lumps and from the pot overflowing.
  3. Continue stirring on high heat until the pot returns to a boil. Be careful because it will boil over very easily.
  4. Carefully add the 3 T vinegar as you stir slowly. You will see that it will start to form curds and a clear liquid.
  5. Remove pot from heat and line a colander with cheesecloth. Place the colander over a large bowl or pot and pour curds into the lined colander. Gently run the mixture under cool water to cool it down.
  6. Taking the corners and edges of the cheesecloth twist them together to remove the extra moisture from the mixture. The more liquid you squeeze out the firmer the tofu.
  7. Shape tofu however you wish, I used a rectangle container but a tofu press would be perfect. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use!
I did the breakdown on how much the ingredients cost me:

  • Soya beans – .42¢
  • Vinegar – .10¢
  • Water – free

So rounding up maybe a whole .60¢ and then there is my time of course but honestly other than waiting for the water to boil, which I used to get all set up and make my flour, it went quick and was super simple.  I saved at least $4 on my first batch of homemade tofu!  A peek at the steps, which are easy once you've read through them and take your time to make sure you can play close attention while adding to prevent boil overs:

homemade simple tofu recipe

And that's it!  All you have to do is remove the water to make the tofu as firm as you choose.  Grab a press or container and shape your tofu.  Easy peasy and cheap!  I'm impressed with theWondermill Grain Mill, it is definitely a keeper in the kitchen!

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