Home-made Tau Fu Fah

29 Jul



It doesn’t look exactly appealing but tau fu fah (bean curd pudding, aka tofu pudding) with its incredibly smooth, creamy texture and refreshing touch of ginger is perfect for a light dessert after a big meal.  You can even have it for breakfast like I did today!

It’s actually quite simple to make.  All you need is:

1 liter of soy milk
1 Tbsp corn starch
1/2 tsp gypsum powder
1/4 cup cold water

Simply bring the soy milk to a boil over high heat.  While waiting for the boil stir together the water and two powders.

When the soy milk comes to a boil remove it from the heat and pour the two liquids simultaneously into another pot, give it a quick stir then cover and don’t even think about it for the next 30 minutes.

Once set this dish is enjoyed by scooping out thin layers with a spoon into a small bowl and then covered with as much yellow sugar as your taste buds demand.

If you don’t happen to have any yellow sugar (like me this time!) Adding a few tablespoons of the following sugar syrup will be an acceptable (and I think tastier alternative.

1/4 cup water
3.5 Tbsp sugar
5-10 thin slices of ginger

Put it all in a small pot and bring to a boil over medium heat stirring occasionaly.

Enjoy hot or cold!


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