The New Tofu {DIY+Delicious+SoyFree}
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Say hello to your new favorite snack, entrée, and appetizer. Burmese tofu (shan tofu) is made from chickpea flour and is 100% soy-free. It is fast and easy to make, and both versatile and delicious to the extreme!
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Serves: 1-1/4 lbs tofu (6 servings)
  • 1 cup chickpea flour (120 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 3 cups water, divided
  1. Grease or spray the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the chickpea flour, salt, turmeric and 1-1/2 cups of the water until blended and smooth.
  3. In a medium saucepan, bring the remaining 1-1/2 cups water to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and whisk in the chickpea mixture. Cook, whisking constantly, for 6 to 10 minutes, until the mixture is very thick and glossy. Immediately pour and scrape it into the prepared pan, smoothing the top.
  4. Cool the tofu to room temperature and then place it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours until very firm (or up to 5 days).
  5. Drain any water from the pan (water will release from the tofu as it sets); invert the tofu onto a cutting board. Cut tofu into 1-inch cubes or any desired shape.
  6. Serve plain as a snack, fry or bake (spritz with oil) for a tasty appetizer, or use in any recipe calling for soy tofu (I love it in stir-fries, or for making "egg" salad sandwiches)
Storage: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks (the longer it sits, the firmer it will get as water continues to drain off)
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ of entire recipe Calories: 90 Fat: 1.5 g Saturated fat: 0.3 g Carbohydrates: 13.3 g Sugar: 2.5 g Sodium: 532 mg Fiber: 2.5 g Protein: 5.3 g Cholesterol: 0 mg
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