Home-Made Tofu

【Ingredients】 (5 servings)
・ Plain soymilk with at least 9% soybean solids (無調整豆乳 / Muchosei tonyu/大豆固形分 / Daizu kokeibun)……500ml
・ Bittern (にがり / Nigari)……(20~25ml)


[Condiments] (Basically whatever you like)

・ Salt(塩 / Shio)……Small amt
・ Soy sauce (しょうゆ / Shoyu)……Small amt

・ Leeks (finely chopped) (万能ねぎ / Banno-negi)…2tbsp
・ Ginger (grated) (しょうが / Shoga)……2tsp
・ White roasted sesame (白炒りごま / Shiro irigoma)……1tsp
・ Olive oil……To taste (good with a little salt mixed in)

【How to Make】
① Pour the soymilk into a heat-resistant bowl and add the bittern. Stir with a spoon slowly to avoid forming bubbles. Mix thoroughly by doing this.
② Cover the bowl loosely with plastic wrap and heat in a microwave for 1 minute. Remove the bowl from the microwave, remove the wrap and use a spoon to stir the mixture. Cover with the wrap once again and heat for 2 minutes. Remove from the microwave. If the mixture has not solidified sufficiently, cover with wrap again, heat for 10 seconds, and check the consistency. Do this repeatedly if necessary. Once you see bubbles forming around the edge of the mixture, the tofu is done.
③ Use a spoon to scoop the tofu into a serving bowl, dress with your favorite condiments and enjoy.

Recipe Developed by: Machiko Tateno