1.26.2012

Susan baked a tofu cheesecake using a recipe she's held onto for a few years. It was a pretty easy recipe, just honey, pineapple juice, lemon, unflavored gelatin and a brick of soybean curd.

She even made her own crust which she doesn't normally bother with.

Everything was humming along except that the batter tasted like tofu.
It's one of those flavors that you don't even realize exist until you taste it again, and then you remember.

Tofu.

Susan added a teaspoon or two of vanilla extract (rum and vanilla beans, go make your own), three tablespoons of sugar and felt she was in good shape. She poured it over the crust & stuck it in the fridge to set.

The next day Susan served the bean curd pie to her dinner guests without revealing the secret ingredient then requested their assessment. The flavor was lemony, they could taste the pineapple but the consistency was a little more congealed than they cared for. It reminded them of flan, which gave Susan an idea for individual honey drizzled tofu-custards.

Post script:
Frugal Vegan Mom provided Susan with this tofu based dessert recipe. Thanks, Kelly!

4 comments:

Frugal Vegan Mom said...

I've never attempted a cheesecake, because I was just never a fan of cheesecake, but this tofu-based crunchy chocolate truffle pie from vegetarian times is amazing: http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipes/9651?section=

Dawn in D.C. said...

I wish I were as adventurous as you in the kitchen.

The Zadge said...

I was a vegetarian for 19 years and could never bring myself to eat Tofu. NOw that I am thankfully no longer a veggie, I still will never eat it. Won't do it.

Cupcake Murphy said...

Tofu is such an enigma to me.