Posted Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 11:28 AM
Look what i found.. has anyone tried it?? i have never used cheesecloth.. both my husband and i love chickpeas.. maybe i should try it.. i remember how some people here can't eat or choose not to eat SOY, so maybe this would be helpful?
If anyone tries it.. please keep me posted as to the results.
How to Make No-Soy Tofu
By Athena Hessong, eHow Contributor
Tofu typically refers to soybean curd, but if you have a soy intolerance or allergy, traditional tofu cannot fit into your diet. You can make your own tofu substitute without the use of soy by using chickpea (garbanzo bean) flour. Chickpea tofu (the Burmese version is called tohu) does not require soy. Feel free to double or triple this vegan delight. This recipe takes at least two full days to complete, so plan accordingly.
Things You'll Need
•1 cup garbanzo bean flour
•5 cups water
•2 2-qt. bowls
•Large 3-qt. saucepan
•1/2 tsp. salt
•1/4 tsp. turmeric
•1/4 cup cornstarch
•1 cup water
•6 x 4-inch loaf pan
Whisk together the bean flour and water in one of the 2-qt. bowls. Refrigerate for 12 hours.
Line a colander with several layers of cheesecloth and place over the second 2-qt. bowl.
Ladle 2 cups of the bean flour and water mixture into the colander to strain slowly. Press the back of the ladle to force the mixture through.
Repeat the straining with the remaining 4 cups of mixture, filling the cheesecloth-lined colander with only 2 cups at a time of the liquid.
Let the strained mixture rest and settle for three to four hours.
Spray the inside of a saucepan with cooking spray.
Gently scoop up the top 1 cup of the strained bean and water mixture and discard.
Pour the remaining strained liquid into the saucepan, leaving behind the chickpea flour solids at the bottom of the bowl. Add the salt and turmeric.
Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat and simmer for 40 minutes.
Whisk 1/4 cup cornstarch into 1 cup water. Add this into the boiling bean-flour mixture.
Return the contents of the pot to a boil and cook for 1 minute longer until thickened.
Line the loaf pan with cheesecloth and pour the liquid bean-curd mixture into the pan.
Let the chickpea tofu stand in the loaf pan overnight.
Turn the pan upside down, remove the cheesecloth, and slice. Use as you would tofu in any recipe.