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#1 Old 02-12-2010, 03:34 PM
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Apparently, I need "silken tofu" to make a veggie sour cream. What is it and where do I get it? I checked two grocery stores last night and couldn't find it in the refrigerated section with the other tofus.
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#2 Old 02-12-2010, 06:18 PM
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Silken tofu has a different consistency than your regular firm or extra firm tofu. Most places I have seen that carry one, carry the other. Soft tofu might work, if you can find that. Silken has a custard-y sort of consistency, which is why it is the best choice for desserts like veg*n cheesecakes, mousses etc or dips and other creamy foods.
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Silken tofu is packaged in aseptic, cardboard/cardstock-esque, square cartons that are a little bigger than a juice box. In most grocery stores in the US it can be found in the "Asian" sections, as it does not require refrigeration. I've also found it in baking aisles before. If you are having trouble locating it a store employee should be able to help you. They may give you a funny look, but personally ... I enjoy those moments!



The consistency of silken tofu is achieved by not draining as much water. Between the aseptic packing process, and the fact that you're buying basically water, soybeans, and sodium - the stuff keeps for quite a while. That said, make sure to check the date on the package because depending on the veg* population density of where you live it might have been sitting on the shelves for a while. It does not smell good when it goes bad and will put you off towards it!



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#4 Old 02-12-2010, 06:40 PM
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Silken tofu is packaged in aseptic, cardboard/cardstock-esque, square cartons that are a little bigger than a juice box. In most grocery stores in the US it can be found in the "Asian" sections, as it does not require refrigeration. I've also found it in baking aisles before. If you are having trouble locating it a store employee should be able to help you. They may give you a funny look, but personally ... I enjoy those moments!



The consistency of silken tofu is achieved by not draining as much water. Between the aseptic packing process, and the fact that you're buying basically water, soybeans, and sodium - the stuff keeps for quite a while. That said, make sure to check the date on the package because depending on the veg* population density of where you live it might have been sitting on the shelves for a while. It does not smell good when it goes bad and will put you off towards it!



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I have always purchased it in the refrigerated section, which I would prefer because it is fresher, but it depends what is available to you



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Apparently, I need "silken tofu" to make a veggie sour cream. What is it and where do I get it? I checked two grocery stores last night and couldn't find it in the refrigerated section with the other tofus.



I have used regular tofu to make a sour cream in a pinch. I just added enough olive oil till it achieved a creamy texture while the tofu was spinning in the food processor.

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#6 Old 02-16-2010, 07:24 AM
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Thanks everybody. I tried a health-food type grocery store and found it in the refrigerated section with all the other tofu.
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