Monday, May 23, 2005

Sweet Soya Bean Curd Dessert (edited)

I have been wanting to make my own soya bean curd since the day I got my soya milk maker. However during that time I wasn't sure what I need to set the soya milk but finally found out that I can get the powder from Phoon Huat. Went to Phoon Huat yesterday and finally made my first homemade soya bean curd for breakfast this morning. The whole process took less than 30 minutes since my soya bean milk maker takes only 10 minutes to make the milk.


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I have edited the recipe to add cornstarch to give the beancurd a smoother texture.


Ingredients:

Soya Bean Curd
3/4 cup soya bean, soaked overnight
1 litre water
1/2 tsp lactone
muslin cloth (if not using soya bean milk maker)
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup warm water

Syrup
5-6 tbsp sugar
3 pandan leaves
1 1/2 cup water

Method
Soya Bean Curd (without soya bean milk maker)
1. Place cleaned, soaked soya beans and water into a food processor
2. Grind till very smooth and place the ground bean in the middle of the muslin cloth
3. Squeeze the soya milk into a pot until all the ground beans have been squeezed dry
4. Boil the freshly squeezed soya milk on the stove
5. Mix lactone, cornstarch and warm water and stir till smooth
6. Have a clean pot ready and put lactone mixture into the pot
7. Pour boiled soya milk into the ready pot with the lactone and let it set for about 10 minutes. DO NOT STIR.

Note: For those using the soya bean milk maker, go straight to (5) with the ready soya bean milk.

Syrup
1. Mix all the ingredients and boil over the stove till sugar dissolves
2. Keep aside to cool

To serve, pour syrup over the bean curd and serve warm.

31 comments:

gina said...

hi Zu, where to buy the lactone from? my mil told me how to make but she spoke in traditional teochew and I don't know what is that in English. thanks.

Zurynee said...

Hi Gina, I got it from Phoon Huat.

carmen said...

hi Zu,

i'm from sydney Australia,

could your explain what is lactone? so i can maybe find a similar product. here?
thanks

-karen.alvin.aj- said...

hi Zu,

I'm from Singapore. Where i can buy soybean maker?

thanks

cheers,
karen

Anonymous said...

Dear Zu!

Are you sure it is lactone and not lactose? I went to the drug store today to get "lactone", but they do not have it. Any alternatives i can use?


Thanks alot!

Anonymous said...

hi hi where did you buy your soya bean milk maker?

Zurynee said...

Hi Carmen,

Lactone is also know as GDL.

HTH
Zu

Zurynee said...

hi karen,

You can purchase the soyabean maker at any departmental store. Actually you don't have to purchase one, use the blender and muslin cloth. It;s easier to clean than then maker.

HTH
Zu

Zurynee said...

hi anonymous,

Yes, it is lactone not lactose. Another name for it is GDL. You can try checking that out.

Zu

Zurynee said...

hi anonymous,

I got my soyabean maker from China.

Zu

Anonymous said...

You can buy the soya bean maker from Tangs. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Zu,

I would love to try your recipe. How much soya bean milk u used (ml) before u bring to boil? Tq

Mei

Zurynee said...

Hi Mei,

I just squeezed out as much of the milk based on the 1 litre water I used with the 3/4 cup of beans. I didn't measure it.

Zu

bearlover said...

Hi,
whr is phoon huat? wherelse can i find lactone? where can i find muslin cloth? thanx.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I have tried your recipe and it turned out not so smooth and watery...I wonder why. Can you help me with this? I want to do it again.

Thanks for sharing this!

Sharon

Anonymous said...

Hi Zu, your tah-we recipe looks good. Am going to try it. Problem is to find lactone/GDL in Seattle, WA. If it's successful will post it on my food blog too. Will let you know if I succeed - God Willing!

Zurynee said...

Hi Sharon,

Can you tell me how did you pour the soya milk into the container? You need to make sure the lactone, cornstarch and warm water mixture is smooth. Pour into a pot and then when you pour the milk, hold the pot with the milk high so that the mixture will get mixed properly. HTH

Zu

alpine said...

What?! Lactone is also known as GBL, I have never heard GDL... Lactone is regulated in a way that makes it hard to acquire because it on it's own is used as a recreational drug and more commonly is used to synthesize GHB, another recreational drug.

Zurynee said...

It's GDL (Glucono Delta-Lactone) not GBL and it is used as tofu coagulant. Alternatively can use nigari to replace.

Anonymous said...

Can u tell me how to make silken toffu at home rather buying.

yk said...

Ahh I tried making soya bean curd too but my bean curd is lumpy and sour. )=

I poured the soya milk into my lactone/tapicoa starch mixture (I didn't have any corn starch and another website says can use tapioca) and it was all foamy. So I think it set foamy.

Would adding too much lactone make it sour?

Zurynee said...

Hi yk,

I have never tried with tapioca starch so I won't know the effect. Too much lactone will make it a tad bit sour. You may want to try reducing it a bit.

HTH

Anonymous said...

Hi ZU,

How much is the warm water for beancurd. What is the unit for the warm water?

many thanks,
big boy

Bebelicious said...

Hi Zu, great post! My MIL is beancurd mad, and she was delighted to find your post. One question... can we use those filter net for making traditional coffee to filter the beans?

Zurynee said...

Hi big boy, it's 1/4 Cup water.

Zurynee said...

hi bebelicious,

you can use that to filter the beans :-)

Zu

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sundri said...
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sundri said...

Hi,
Can I use soya bean powder instead.
May I know how much must I use for this recipe.

Thks

Zurynee said...

Hi Sundri, you can use the powder soya bean. You need about 1 ltr of soya milk.

Zu

sundri said...

Hi Zu

Today I tried it and turns out very well thank you.
Do you buy any change have the recipe for Chee Chong Fan :)