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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:02 am 
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Wasn't sure where to put this.

Does anyone in the UK have a tofuXpress and if so have you tried it with Cauldron tofu?

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I really want one of these but the last time I used cauldron tofu it was so crumbly I thought the tofuXpress would just smoosh it.


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No, but the tofu you buy in the states is just like Cauldron's new formula so I'd expect it would work very well.

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I have one which I brought back from the states I love it! I make so much more tofu now that I have one. Yes it works fine for Cauldron tofu.


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I tried it last night with Cauldron and it let out an amazing amount of water but was too smooshy to cube or slice.
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Efcliz wrote:
I tried it last night with Cauldron and it let out an amazing amount of water but was too smooshy to cube or slice.
Any tips?

tofu scramble? ricotta?
use a different tofu?

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Efcliz wrote:
I tried it last night with Cauldron and it let out an amazing amount of water but was too smooshy to cube or slice.
Any tips?


Ah ha! I knew it would happen! Provamel tofu seems a little less smooshy so someone try that and let me know how that goes.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:18 am 
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I will try the provamel, but one of my reasons for getting it was to make Cauldron tofu less smooshy, as it's the only tofu I can reliably get. This is looking to be the biggest waste of money gadget in my house, and it has stiff competition.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:30 pm 
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Yeah cauldron is the easiest to get here too, unfortunately. I find when I freeze and defrost the cauldron stuff it is less smooshy so you could try that and see how it works in the tofuXpress?


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Sarah-Jane wrote:
Yeah cauldron is the easiest to get here too, unfortunately. I find when I freeze and defrost the cauldron stuff it is less smooshy so you could try that and see how it works in the tofuXpress?


Yes, Cauldron is much better when it has been frozen.

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Sarah-Jane wrote:
Yeah cauldron is the easiest to get here too, unfortunately. I find when I freeze and defrost the cauldron stuff it is less smooshy so you could try that and see how it works in the tofuXpress?


Yes, Cauldron is much better when it has been frozen.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:54 am 
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Everyone said that when I first turned vegan, so tried it a few times.

I really don't like the spongy texture at all - I much prefer just using firm taifun stuff as it comes.

Since they messed up their marinated stuff I've not bought cauldron for several years.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:12 am 
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Yeah, I tried it and never saw the love but I might try again.

Which Taifun firm one do you use? The ones I've tried are already flavoured which is fine if you want that flavour but hopeless if you don't.

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They do a plain smoked one, but I tend to use their "Smoked with Almonds and Sesame Seeds" - it works well in most things I cook (I've used 1-2 packs a week since 2005). The basil one is great in thai green curry, but not so great for general use. Both are in waitrose as well as my local hfs.

The olive one seems a bit rarer and is nice, but again not for general use. I'm not a fan of the rosso one at all.

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Do they do just a plain firm one? I prefer to smoke my own if I want it smoked.

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Their plain tofu if pretty firm, it's firmer than the old cauldron anyway!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:54 am 
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yea, dunno who sells it though?

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 Post subject: Re: Gadgets
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How about Mori-Nu tofu? I use the firm one and find it slices & cubes ok after being pressed the usual way.

Where did you order your tofu press from?

SJ if you ever fancy ordering one let me know, we could order two and share the postage cost if it's cheaper.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:27 am 
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I ordered it through the company but beware there are custom charges on top of the price and the shipping.

Provamel tofu is the firmest I've found.

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