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 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. Here’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.
And 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. To 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: www.thetofubox.com