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                            SOYBEAN CURD (TOFU)
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetables
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 3/4   lb           Soybeans
    1 1/2   tb           Calcium sulphate
   1.  Rinse the soybeans in plenty of water.  Put them
   in a large glass jar and pour on enough water to cover
   them well.  Soak beans for at least 12 hours.
   2.  Wash them again in plenty of water.
   3.  Make the soybeans into a soft paste with 2 quarts
   of water in food processor or large blender.
   4.  Strain the paste through a piece of damp muslin
   folded double.  Wring out all the liquid from it.
   5.  Bring the liquid very slowly to the boil.  Stir
   well and boil gently for 10 min.  (Then what happens
   to this liquid???)
   6.  Dissolve calcium sulphate in 3/4 c cold water and
   strain it through a piece of damp muslin.
   7.  Add calcium sulphate to soybean mixture.  Stir
   well then pour into a large mold which has been lined
   with a piece of wet muslin.
   8.  When the soybean curd (tofu) begins to set, cover
   the surface with a piece of wet muslin.
   9.  After 10 min put a suitable board or plate on top
   and place a weight of not more than 11 lb on the board.
   10.  Leave the curd to set for no more than 40 min,
   then cut the soybean curd (tofu) into pieces and wrap
   in foil.
   11.  Store in a large jar with enough cold water to
   cover and chill.
   Source:  A Taste of the Orient ed. Alison Granger IBSN
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