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Old 11-28-2011, 02:40 PM   #441
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I want a report on your fresh soba noodle experience, PF! Dad would be proud.

Elsewhere, Timothy posted about making tofu from scratch. I've only seen this done by my mother a couple of times (what with fresh tofu & fish cake bakeries at every other block). And I recall seeing Ming Tsai make it once on TV. On my last run to the Asian market, I saw this on the shelves. I'm eager to try. But, my creative hemisphere is frozen, and I can't seem to come up with a suitably improvised "mold" that will allow excess water to drain... any suggestions? (I think my onigiri molds would work, but they're not big enough for a starting volume of 5.5 cups.)



If this works to my liking, I'll try again from scratch soy beans.
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:46 PM   #442
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I want a report on your fresh soba noodle experience, PF! Dad would be proud.

Elsewhere, Timothy posted about making tofu from scratch. I've only seen this done by my mother a couple of times (what with fresh tofu & fish cake bakeries at every other block). And I recall seeing Ming Tsai make it once on TV. On my last run to the Asian market, I saw this on the shelves. I'm eager to try. But, my creative hemisphere is frozen, and I can't seem to come up with a suitably improvised "mold" that will allow excess water to drain... any suggestions? (I think my onigiri molds would work, but they're not big enough for a starting volume of 5.5 cups.)



If this works to my liking, I'll try again from scratch soy beans.
I use my sushi mold to form tofu. It looks exactly like this:

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Old 11-28-2011, 02:48 PM   #443
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LOL! Dad has 45 pounds of buckwheat flour, I know, I got it for him. I sent the formula to him in an e-mail. So he will be making soba noodles, too!

Heck I would go get a wooden cigar box from a smoke shop and put a divider in it, drill small holes in the bottom for drainage. If you are lucky, you can find one with a divider in it already! Soak it in vinegar to remove any residual aroma from the cigars. Most shops have several on hand, I get them for trinket and game storage.
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:32 PM   #444
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PF, I want a report on your fresh soba noodles too!!!!

Spork, what about using some Ziplock containers? If they need drainage, you can put holes in them. Also, you can get squarish shapes. If you need to have finer drainage, you can use butter muslin. You could stack them and fill the top one with water as a press.

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I want a report on your fresh soba noodle experience, PF! Dad would be proud.

Elsewhere, Timothy posted about making tofu from scratch. I've only seen this done by my mother a couple of times (what with fresh tofu & fish cake bakeries at every other block). And I recall seeing Ming Tsai make it once on TV. On my last run to the Asian market, I saw this on the shelves. I'm eager to try. But, my creative hemisphere is frozen, and I can't seem to come up with a suitably improvised "mold" that will allow excess water to drain... any suggestions? (I think my onigiri molds would work, but they're not big enough for a starting volume of 5.5 cups.)



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Old 11-28-2011, 04:47 PM   #445
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PF, I want a report on your fresh soba noodles too!!!!

Spork, what about using some Ziplock containers? If they need drainage, you can put holes in them. Also, you can get squarish shapes. If you need to have finer drainage, you can use butter muslin. You could stack them and fill the top one with water as a press.
Thanks for everyone's help. I'll be using Kath's brilliant solution, and let you know how it turns out...
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:03 PM   #446
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See, if I had not been hidebound about using a wooden shape, I would have thought of that soon enough. It is brilliant, Kathleen!

I will try the soba noodles next weekend, no time left on this rotation. I'm still looking for my Christmas scrubs.
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:23 PM   #447
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Thanks for the kudos on the idea! I want reports though!

PF, maybe you could turn your cigar box into a new bento!
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Thanks for the kudos on the idea! I want reports though!

PF, maybe you could turn your cigar box into a new bento!
Shrek uses them for his markers and guitar things. A new Bento is a fantastic idea. I know the girls at the smoke shop and need an excuse to visit. Some cigars boxes is a good excuse!
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I was seriously thinking... tofu with the aroma of sweet tobacco might be a superb idea!
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:08 PM   #450
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I was seriously thinking... tofu with the aroma of sweet tobacco might be a superb idea!
I would make for an interesting taste.
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