How To Press Your Tofu
Follow these 3 simple steps to start your Tofu Revolution
Step 1: Remove the tofu from the packaging and drain off any excess water
Step 2: Place the block into the inner tub, the green container with perforated holes
Step 3: Replace the lid, pull the elastic bands down around the hooks and push the handles down to impart a continuous pressure on the tofu.
Now leave the press in the fridge for the desired amount of time, you will not need to return to the press to increase the pressure half-way through the pressing time. The longer you leave the tofu, the better it will be pressed.
*Remember* if you only have 10 minutes pressing time that is better than no pressing time at all
See the following guideline pressing times depending on what you are making:
Short press, 15-30 mins – for sauces, smoothies, chocolate mousse or cheesecakes
Medium press, 1-2 hours – for pasties, quiches and pies
Long press, 4 hours to overnight – for stir-fries, kebabs and baked tofu
And you’re done
When you’re ready to either marinate or cook your tofu straight away, simply release the bands by opening the handles, remove the tofu and pour out the water. Whether you marinate, whiz, bake, scramble or fry, just look at the difference pressing it has made..