If you are a foodie, there is a huge likelihood that you have asked yourself certain questions about food. You must have wondered how we came up with the idea of eating various types of foods. You must also have asked yourself how we discovered that wheat can be grinded into the floor and converted into bread. While all the questions you have regarding food cannot be answered in just one article, in this article, we can teach you how to make tofu.
Below are simple steps in the making of tofu
Step One: Get dried soybeans
A lot of people that love soya bean are concerned about GMO. If you fall into this category of people, you do not have to worry as you can get GMO-free soybeans. This means if you have serious concerns about GMO, you do not have any cause to worry.
After purchasing dried soybeans, you need to soak them in water. This should be done overnight. If you have time to do this in the day, you can soak your soybeans for 8 hours. Once done, you should put the beans alongside the soaking water into a blender. Blend this mixture until it very smooth
Put a pot of water on the fire
Now that you have your soybeans perfectly blended, put some water on fire. Once boiling, add the already blended soybeans and stir continuously. While at this, ensure the heat is considerably reduced. As the mixture starts boiling, reduce the heat to the lowest and continue to stir as it cooks. Go on with this until a foam is formed. This might take 8 minutes.
Separate beans from soymilk
At this point, what you should do is separate the beans from milk. You can do this with the use of a nut milk bag. To get this done, simply get a large bowl and put your nut milk bag in it. As soon as you do this, pour the already cooked mixture of soymilk and soybeans into it. Get the bag out of the bowl carefully while the liquid finds its way out gradually. To ensure that you get all the liquid you want, you can make use of a wooden spoon.
Heat the soymilk
Now that you have the milk separated from the soybeans, get it back into the oven and heat it. This should be done with low heat. As the soymilk gets heated, mix a cup of water and add some fresh lemon juice. This will serve as your coagulant and make soymilk curdle.
Take soymilk of the heat
As soon as soymilk gets to a temperature of 150 to 155 degree Celsius, get it off your oven. Now is the time to put a part of the coagulant into the Dutch oven. Go on and stir it 6 times using a spatula. This should be done in circular movements. The nest thing is to pour the remaining coagulant and stir in figure 8 movements. Close the pot and wait 15 minutes.
Transfer to a bag
This is the point to move the curds into a bag and squeeze out every form of liquid. At this point, your tofu is ready to be consumed.