Make Your Own Tofu

Make Your Own Tofu

You might want to make your own !

It's not hard to do. I live a bit out from a major town so I store dried organic soy beans. It only takes 2 cups of soybeans, 2 tsp. of Epsom salts (magnesium sulphate.)

Soak the 2 cups over night or no less than 12 hours in 5 cups of cold water. Drain and rinse.

Into a blender, place 1 cup of the beans and 2 cups of water. Process the beans at high speed, (covered) until the mixture is velvet smooth. keep repeating 1 cup of beans to 2 cups of water until all the beans are processed.

Set a large colander over a pot lined with a damp cheese cloth. Pour 1/3 of the puree in the cheese cloth and gathering the cheese cloth together squeeze out the milk. Keep repeating until finished .
Discard the pulp...(I know in Hawaii I used to see this for sale as well but I have not any idea how they use it).

Heat the soy milk over a moderate heat , stirring often. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, for 2 minutes or so, take the pot off the heat.

I use a 8 round colander I have for canning. I line it with dampened cheese cloth approx 14" x18".

Dissolve 2 tsp. of Epson Salt into 1 cup cold water. Pour this mixture into soy milk. ( It will curdle the milk.) Pour the mix into the colander lined with cheese cloth and allow to cool.

I then weigh down the top of it with what ever heavy thing you might have and let it drain until it is of the firmness to your liking. About 2-6 hrs.

You then cut to the sizes you want and store in clean water in the frig changing the water each day. It keeps well for a week.



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