We have introduced a variety of tofu recipes, so why not try making actual tofu with our product?! We're happy to introduce this homemade tofu with our tofu press. It's easy and simple, and you will be able to taste the REAL tofu. If you haven't tried making homemade tofu yet, you should make one today!
Prep time: 12 hours
Cook time: 30 minutes
Servings: 1 block of tofu
Ingredients for soft - firm tofu
2 cups of dried soybeans
8 cups of filtered water
3 tbsp of homemade nigari
For homemade liquid Nigari:
1 1/2 cups of coarse sea salt
1/2 cups of filtered water
Set soybeans in water for 12 hours. The soaked beans will expand and become 5 cups of beans, which is 2.5x the original amount.
For homemade nigari, mix 1/2 cups of water into 1 1/2 cups of coarse sea salt. Let the mixture sit for 24 hours as well. Drain salted water and it will act the same as liquid nigari.
When soaked bean and homemade nigari are ready to use, add the soaked beans and water into a high-speed processor/blender until it is smooth and creamy.
Transfer the mixture into your large bowl, using a sieve or cheesecloth to collect the soy pulp.
Bring to boil over medium heat. Keep stirring to avoid burning the mixture at the bottom of the pot, and remove the foam that forms on top with a wooden spoon.
As soon as the soy milk begins to boil, switch off the heat and add the homemade liquid nigari. You should add it little by little, so that it gradually and evenly mixes in rather than in one spot.
Gently stir a few times. Then set aside and it will begin to curdle. When it begins to curdle, you can easily see the curds and water separating.
Note: If no curds are forming, turn the heat on for a couple of minutes and add a bit more of the salted water. This whole process will take about 15-20 minutes.
Put cheesecloth over the inner container and use a spoon to transfer just the soybean curd into the mold.
Close the cloth completely and then the lid. Let it sit for 5 minutes and turn the dial a few times. Wait for 5 minutes. Continue this step for about 20 minutes.