Homemade Soft Tofu
"It is so easy to make silken tofu at home that I just don’t know what’s the reason for selling it in the supermarkets, and there are also so many applications to it. You can silken tofu to your soup, or make a salad dressing with it ala Aioli. You can also have Silken Tofu as a desert. Which is the way it is presented on the picture here. Enjoy!"
-- @ChefRudakova
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Prep time 12hrs
Cook time 30mins
Serves or Makes: 4 cups


  • 1 cup Dry Soy Beans
  • 5 cups Water
  • 1 teaspoon Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate)


  • Step 1

    In a large, sealable container, add dry soybeans and enough water to cover by 3 inches. Cover and soak overnight in the fridge.

  • Step 2

    Strain the soybeans, discarding the liquid. Place the strained soaked beans in a blender, and add 5 cups of water. Blend on high and strain through a cheese cloth, squeezing out as much soy milk out as possible.

  • Step 3

    Bring the soy milk to boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes, constantly stirring.

  • Step 4

    Remove from the heat and bring the soy milk to room temperature.

  • Step 5

    Add ¼ teaspoon of gypsum to 1 tablespoon of water, mix to dissolve completely. Add this mixture to 1 cup of soy milk and it should dissolve completely.

  • Step 6

    Set up a steamer basket and steam the containers with tofu for 10-15 minutes, until they set.

  • Step 7

    Cool down tofu in room temperature, then refrigerate.

  • Step 8

    Serve with maple syrup and granola for dessert.