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 Post subject: Hemp tofu
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:16 am 
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So ... I'm really getting into hemp milk.

But I haven't yet found a way to make it curdle to make hemp tofu.

Has anyone else had success with this?

Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Hemp tofu
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:59 am 
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I think vegimator was doing this! For some reason I can only find the second page of the cache but maybe someone who's better at the internet can find the recipe.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s ... en&ct=clnk

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 Post subject: Re: Hemp tofu
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:54 pm 
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Many thanks for all these leads!

It looks like you can already buy hemp-fu in Italy:

http://www.iltofu.it/index.php?main_pag ... s_id=50001

and that they used nigari, which is interesting because I've heard reports that nigari doesn't curdle the UK's native GOOD Hemp brand hemp milk (http://www.goodwebsite.co.uk/Good-Hemp-Milk.php) at least:

> HEMP-FU (proteina di canapa) 4.17EUR INGREDIENTI: Semi di canapa, sale nigari (come agente di cagliatura).

I can only find the second page of Vegminator's hemp-fu thread, which makes me wonder if Google didn't cache the first page, though.

Sounds like we need to page Vegimator, then!

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 Post subject: Re: Hemp tofu
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:02 pm 
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Hey guys! That is really awesome that they sell hemp fu in italy. I'm getting some coagulants soon and will see if they improve the crumbliness of the hemp/pump fu. They are usable without the coagulants though! Here's the extremely simple recipe.

Blend two cups shelled hemp (or pumpkin) seed with 4 cups of water for one minute at high speed. I scoop out the resulting foam at the top at this point thinking it could be starch but that's probably misguided. Next, partially cover a pot of the milk, crank the flame up and keep an eye on it as it gets ready to boil. Even before it actually boils, you'll start seeing curds forming. When it reaches a low boil, turn the heat down to med-low and boil the pumpkin milk for like four minutes max (stirring constantly to make sure it doesn't burn to the bottom of the pot), strain out the curds and press them together then let it cool in a mold. I press mine in a tofu xpress. Here's what the end result looks like (note this is pumpkin seed fu. Hemp seed tofu looks similar though) -

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And stir fried with broccoli -

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 Post subject: Re: Hemp tofu
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:22 pm 
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Brilliant!

So your secret thusfar is not to try to curdle commercial hemp milk - I wonder if they stabilise it discourage curdling?

I will try copying your method!

Also, I will watch out for your reports of different curdling agents - I've heard of lemon juice, nigari, Epsom salts and gypsum being tried.

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 Post subject: Re: Hemp tofu
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:40 pm 
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treaclemine wrote:
Brilliant!

So your secret thusfar is not to try to curdle commercial hemp milk - I wonder if they stabilise it discourage curdling?

I will try copying your method!

Also, I will watch out for your reports of different curdling agents - I've heard of lemon juice, nigari, Epsom salts and gypsum being tried.


oh it's definitely not going to work with commercial hemp milk. They add carrageenan to stabilize it and it's generally much thinner than the milk in my recipe.

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 Post subject: Re: Hemp tofu
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This really is amazing. Kudos vegimator!


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