The Tofu Box – Homemade Tofu

Right after learning how to make homemade veggie milk, and seeing how easy it is, I was feeling adventurous to try other new things in the kitchen. I’ve made seitan before, but not tofu, and what better time than the present to get tofu making! Enter The Tofu Box. 🙂 These guys make exactly what their name suggests – tofu presses!the tofu box reviewThe tofu press itself comes in 3 sizes, and is handmade out of beautiful pine wood from sustainably managed forests. They also send you a cheese cloth, and a bag of nigari ( a coagulant ), which is pretty much all you need to make tofu! Well, except the soy beans. the tofu box reviewHere’s how it works:

  • First you have to make the soy milk. Leave 500g covered in water overnight, and then with a blender and 4 leters of water, blend until smooth. Use a milk bag to separate the pulp from the liquid and taaddaaa…there you have your soy milk! 
  • Heat up the milk in a pot for about 5 -10 minutes, and remove off the heat. 
  • Add 2 tsp nigari in 1/2 cup hot water, and add the mixture to the milk. Mix well with a spoon. 
  • Leave the milk to curd. When ready, drain the water, and transfer the curd into the tofu box. You have to put a weight on the lid to squish the tofu together, and leave it to drain for 30 minutes or more. 

the tofu box reviewAnd there you have it! I used the large box for this tofu, and it worked out beautifully. I did try to make tofu with store bought milk as well, and unfortunately it didn’t work. So if you want to give this a go, you really do need to make it from scratch. the tofu box reviewTo store, keep it in the fridge in a container immersed in water. 

I do love The Tofu Box, it’s such an easy way to make tofu from scratch.

I hope I’ve sparked your interest, and if you do want to find out more about these tofu presses, visit:

2 comments on “The Tofu Box – Homemade Tofu

  1. Wow, I’ve always wanted to try making my own tofu but I”m not sure I have the patience. My parents used to make their own in the 70s/80s before you could buy it in shops!

    • It doesn’t take long! Once you have the milk ready, you just need about half an hour to let the tofu rest. I paid 1.5 euros for the soy beans ( organic ), and made four blocks of tofu that each cost 3 euros if purchased in a shop. 🙂 I think it’s really worth it! Let me know if you do make some. x

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