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Bean Curd

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Bean Curd or tofu is a blessing for vegans all over the world. They are easy to prepare and can be added to a number of dishes. I love the texture of bean cud and so I often add to my dishes. Here is a simple recipe that will help you make excellent bean curd!
Ingredients
  Soybeans 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Water 11 Cup (176 tbs)
  White vinegar/1 1/2 teaspoons gypsum 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Water 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
Directions

Rinse soybeans well.
Place in a large bowl.
Add 6 cups water and soak 10 to 12 hours until soybeans have doubled in size.
Drain well and discard water.
Place half the beans in a blender.
Add 3 cups water and blend to a fine paste.
Empty blender.
Repeat with remaining soybeans and 3 more cups water.
Line a large saucepan with 3 layers of cheesecloth.
Pour soybean paste into cheesecloth.
Gather corners and ends of cheesecloth together to make a bag containing soybean paste.
Squeeze bag to obtain all milk from paste.
Add remaining 5 cups water to paste.
Squeeze cheesecloth again, adding it to soybean milk in large saucepan.
Discard paste.
For a more pure curd, strain and squeeze the milk again through clean cheesecloth.
Combine vinegar or gypsum with 1 cup water; set aside.
Bring soybean milk in large saucepan to a vigorous boil over medium heat.
Let foam rise to top of saucepan.
Remove from heat immediately.
Pour vinegar or gypsum mixture into hot soybean milk.
Quickly stir 3 or 4 times in one direction.
Do not continue to stir.
Let stand 15 minutes to form soft bean curd jelly.
Line a 13" x 9" baking dish with 3 layers of cheesecloth.
Add bean curd jelly.
Fold cheesecloth over bean curd jelly and place a piece of wood slightly smaller than container or another baking dish of the same size on top of bean curd.
Place a gallon jug full of water on top of wood to press bean curd.
Let stand 15 minutes, removing liquid that drains from jelly with a basting bulb or by pouring it off.
Remove jug, wooden cover and cloth.
Slice bean curd into pieces about 3 inches square.
Refrigerate in a covered container of cold water.
Change water daily and bean curd will keep 2 weeks.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Chinese
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Vegetable

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mSameulle's picture
I am talikng about the already prepared "green bean curd jelly". So, counld somebody teach how to make dessert out of this jelly?