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.
I have edited the recipe to add cornstarch to give the beancurd a smoother texture.
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
5-6 tbsp sugar
3 pandan leaves
1 1/2 cup water
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.
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.