View Full Version : Is Toufu raw?
02-08-2007, 02:46 AM
I wonder if the toufu we buy in the supermarkets is raw. My colleague told me it's steamed or cooked.
Tell me, because I'm only eating raw since 12 days and I want to make sure everything is raw! http://rawfoodtalk.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif
02-08-2007, 03:02 AM
Tofu os NOt raw. it is apparently really, really processed at really high temparatures.
I don't know that either until someone told me.
02-08-2007, 07:41 AM
Soak the soy beans in water overnight (10-20 hours). Be sure to use enough water so the beans can double in size. The next day, pour out the water, and pulverize the beans in a blender using enough water to cover the beans (you will probably need to do this in four to five batches). Pour the bean mixture into a very large pot and add enough water to double the quantity of liquid. Bring the liquid to a low boil and lower the temperature, skimming off any foam that collects on the top. Boil for 20-30 min. stiring (and skimming) constently. While it is boiling, disolve the bittern (the leftover "stuff" that is formed when you extract salt from seawater) in a small quantity of water. Place a piece of cheesecloth in a colander, and pour the liquid through it into a large bowel. The liquid that passes through is called "soy milk" and will become the tofu. The solid material that remains in the cheesecloth is called "okara" and is useful for various Japanese dishes (recipes will come later). For each of the molds, fit the cheesecloth squarely into the corners. When the temperature of the soy milk cools to 70C (158F) pour in the bittern and stir genetly. When the tofu starts to separate from the water (almost immediately), pour the mixture into the molds and cover with cheesecloth. Next, place the plastic wrap covered newspapers on top of the tofu (it should fit squarely) and place weights on top to press out the liquid. After about 30 min., remove the tofu from the molds. This should be done under water in a large pot or tub. Store the tofu submerged in water.
02-08-2007, 12:05 PM
i figured tofu was not RAW...but never thought you could make it. i don't think i've seen recipes here with RAW tofu. what are some of your favorites?
02-08-2007, 01:51 PM
I personally do not eat it anymore...so, I have no favorites...
02-08-2007, 09:02 PM
Tofu was originally made raw.
There was a recipe originally posted here by Sheryl of Raw Pleasure Australia.
Have a look at the banana.
It's the same with raw maple syrup, it can be obtained raw, but you have to search for it, and it could be pricey or time consuming to make, so is it worth the hassle???
02-08-2007, 09:15 PM
I was sooooo disapointed when I read your posts...No more toufu...Maybe one day I'll try with Sheryll's recipe, but it looks difficult...
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