Im not sure if your asking how to make tofu itself from scratch, or how to make a tofu dish and cook with it ( or both).
But, if your asking how to make tofu from scratch, it is similar to cheese making.
-you need soy milk ( which can be found in the dairy section of the grocery store)
-something to coagulate the soy milk ( separates curds from liquid)
- a tofu press ( presses the curds together to form a block of tofu)
If your really want to take it to the next level, you can actually buy the soy beans and make the soy milk yourself. Ive never taken it to that level :tongu:
How to make tofu at home - the basic tofu recipe
Ive done it before, and got the supplies from this site ( the coagulants and tofu press).
There is a lot of info on the above site, in much more detail than I could explain. It was a simple process.
The only thing that I remember is , there is a fine line of how much coagulant to use. The more you use, the firmer the tofu is , but, the more of the flavor of the coagulant is picked up in the tofu. May take a few tries to get it right. Its a fairly quick process to if i remember correctly.
I did it because i enjoy knowing the process of how foods are made, and this was just one of my many experiments. If this is going to be a one time thing, Im not sure if its worth the time or effort since tofu is readily available and inexpensive.