Saturday, November 5, 2011

Homemade Egg Tofu using Black Soy Beans Milk

If you ask me if I have ever made tofu before a year ago from now, I would probably laugh it off and claim its really silly and quite a waste of time. Well I can't exactly rule out the latter completely since it does take time to make it as compared to just grabbing a ready made box in the grocer. I still remember when I first saw Wendy posting up her recipe, I was amazed. For something you can get for less then a buck...seriously? But I have to admit, somewhere inside, I was curious and eager to know how to do it...especially if I can do it myself, lol! After 2 attempts, I finally conclude that, it ain't really that silly and it was worth doing it from scratch....well sometimes, lol!
A simple healthy fried egg tofu served over some stir fried greens. In my household, we serve tofu at least twice a week, be it steamed, stewed or fried. We love tofu! In fact I will be posting up a some of the tofu dishes that I serve at home in the coming weeks.
Of course, prior to having homemade tofu, you gonna churn out some homemade soy milk! I make soy milk quite often at home, in fact I love serving it warm with you tiao or Ham Chim Peng on a weekend morning, yum! This time round, I have opted to try out black soy beans for this recipe. Taste and texture wise, no difference, just a slight grayish shade that's all.

Recipe of Homemade Egg Tofu (adapted from Wendy's)
500ml fresh unsweetened black soy milk
6 large eggs
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp of corn flour mixed with 1 tbsp water

  • Crack all six eggs in a large bowl, add salt and beat it up lightly. Pour in the soy milk and stir gently yo blend well.
  • Add in the cornflour mix and stir well. Strain the whole mixture and set aside for use later.
  • Get ready the steamer. Line a heat proof cling wrap on your steaming container. Pour the soy milk mixture in carefully. Then cover it with another cling wrap which will prevent the steam water from dripping over the tofu.
  • Steam at low fire for 30 minutes. Let cool completely before removing and cutting it.
Note that the key to making a smoother tofu is the straining of the mixture and steaming it at low fire.
Well, that's about it. It is not that complicated to make it right? But please don't get the impression that I am so darn free as to make tofu whenever I need it, lol!

I reserved half of the egg tofu to make this Basil Chicken and Tofu (similar to Three Cups Chicken) the following day. I added some store bought tou gua (pressed tofu) plus the ones I made. Not trying to boast, but the homemade ones are definitely so much more tastier and flavorful!
I am glad I tried making some tofu and will probably make it again when I get the mood (plus free time). 
Before I end this post, just want to share something with everyone that made me so so happy! My hubby gave me an early birthday surprise, something that I have been wanting for awhile....check it out:
Obviously, I have much to learn about this new toy. Hopefully will produce more quality photos on my blogs in future. ;) Gonna leave you all on this happy note and hope everyone has a wonderful and restful long weekend! Cheers!


Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing the homemade tofu recipe and have fun with your new toy!

ReeseKitchen said... to try it out! See, another recipe marked..*sigh* list is getting longer and longer..;p
Oh, so sweet of ur dear hubby ....a new camera. (must show this to Ben)...LOL!!

Small Small Baker said...

Nice homemade tofu, bookmark to try it someday! And you must be very excited about the new toy. Look forward to your photos. :)

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Wow , that is my dream camera , now you got it, envy lar, hehehe , waiting to see your awesome photos take by this camera .by the way, I read an article before, dont eat too much of the tofu add with egg, because both are contain high protein , when both protein add together, it will stop our body to absorb time I will try to add that article in my post. But eat little should be ok lar!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Bee Bee- I love this dish! Will definitely want to cook this! And... congratulations on your new toy! Your camera is in the same family as mine :) (mine was 2 generations earlier...) You will see a difference in your photos, for sure!

ann low said...

I love this home made tofu, so simple and delicious! I must try to make it soon for sure.
Have a pleasant weekend :)

Cooking Gallery said...

Wow, I have never had egg tofu, sounds interesting, but I can imagine the taste must be great!! Jealous of your new camera...!!!

Passionate About Baking said...

Wow! This looks so healthy and good! So yummy! Before I made my own tofu, I must go and get a soya milk maker first. :P Congrats on having a new camera. Hopefully next time you can share your camera skills too! :)

lena said...

bee, never mind..sometimes we are so curious to make something and we just want to make it even though we can just walk out from the house and get them easily, we just enjoy the process and all the fun of making those..but making tofu really that easy , huh? wow, is that a high tech camera? envy...envy...

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...


Edith said...

Wow nice present.

I tried this recipe and it was good.

Unknown said...

Looking forward to see more beautiful photos from you ^_^

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks travellingfoodies. ;) Hope you will drop by again soon!

Reese, your hubby did so much for your birthday. ;) But I guess it's really what we want for our birthdays right? I hope I know how to fully utilize this camera ans put it to good use. :)

Thanks SmallSmallBaker. :D

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Sonia, if what you said is true, then I should really reduce our egg tofu intake. I did google about it but I can't find anything substantial about it. Okay, looking forward to seeing your post.

Oh goodie! So Shirley, does that mean I can ask you for some tips on how to use the camera? Heehee....yeah I'm pretty stoke about it!

Thanks Ann! This is indeed a nice and healthy dish to serve up. ;) Hope your weekend was great too!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Oh Cooking have got to try it then! It is one delicious variety of tofu that can be served up fried or stewed. ;) Thanks...I love my new toy too, lol!

Jane, I made the soy milk by just using a cloth sieve, no soy milk machine or maker needed lah! I've done it so many easy, so do try!

lena, that's so true! Getting to know how to make it from scratch can be pretty fun and challenging too!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝, hope you have fun making it!

Thanks Edith!

爱丝特, I think it will be awhile before you see nice photos from me, lol! I still have little to no clue how to optimize all those features on the camera! I just point and shoot...functioning it like my old camera, lol!

Jo said...

Firstly welcome to the world of DSLR. You will love your camera cause I am using a Canon as well (but older version - 450D). 2nd you have got to be kidding .. making your own tofu! Too much hard work I say .... but good on you!

Aimei said...

Wow so amazing to be able to make your own homemade tofu! I m going to bookmark this recipe. :)

My Little Space said...

Bee, I'm also wishing for a new camera on my nest birthday as well. haha.... So happy for you. I'm sure you're really excited too. However, wishing you a very happy birthday. May many more happy returns. Enjoy & have loads of fun & joy.
Blessings, Kristy

Jobless Girl said...

Hmm I thou we have to put Coagulant in order to form tofu. Nice, we can now replace with egg and cornflour which is more healty way. Thanks for the sharing. I believe all the mummy love to try this recipe.