The day after Christmas, I received an email from an Italian man named Andrea (it's a male name for Italians) in Atlanta. He owns Into the Vietnamese Kitchen and Asian Tofu and has been making tofu from scratch. He enjoys the freshness of homemade tofu so much that he’s invested in a soy milk making machine. The problem was this, he wrote:
“I am in search of a machine that can cut down on how long it takes to make tofu. I have a SoyQuick machine but I find that it does not make enough tofu per batch and I do not like to the soak the beans. Do you have any advice for a better machine that streamlines the process?”
I’ve made a lot of tofu by hand and can understand how someone would ponder timesaving shortcuts. Add up all the hours of soaking, grinding, and cooking soybeans and your eyes glaze over. Are there shortcuts? Canned soybeans have been cooked so they won’t work. Nix that one.