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#1 Old 01-19-2004, 08:33 PM
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How long should baked tofu be baking for? I've got it in the oven now... Still seems kind of um.. squishy. Will it harden if I let it cool, or should I leave it in the oven a while longer?
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#2 Old 01-19-2004, 09:18 PM
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Well, did you throw a whole block of tofu in the oven, or did you cut it into cubes? I usually do little cubes, and they can take anywhere from 30-45 minutes in the oven. Keep an eye on it, and take it out when it looks dry. Don't wait too long, or it will stick. If you take it out too soon, it won't work either. I know that wasn't much help, sorry! Good luck.
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#3 Old 01-20-2004, 12:13 AM
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I cut my tofu into thin slices and bake for about 30 minutes at 350.
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#4 Old 01-20-2004, 02:38 AM
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it firms up a good deal when it cools.

I give mine like 30 min at 400.

Really, you should just cook till browned.



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Thanks, guys! I left it in about 45 minutes at 375 - It still seemed squishy, but browned.
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#6 Old 01-20-2004, 02:19 PM
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Baking it at that temperature for that long should have done the trick. As noted, it does tend to firm up when cooled. Did you use firm or extra-firm tofu and NOT the silken kind? Did you use a press method to remove some of the excess water before baking?
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#7 Old 01-20-2004, 02:39 PM
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dc brings up some good points



good luck trying to make nori nu or any silken tofu firm



you have to press the water out of it before you use it



for an extra chewy texture, throw it in the freezer, and then thaw in the fridge before using



i generally bake tofu between 350 and 375 for around 30-45 minutes, flipping once
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#8 Old 01-21-2004, 09:54 PM
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What do you do with the baked tofu? (Excuse question from who only ever usually eats tofu from the packet after frying) What does it taste like after being baked?
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#9 Old 01-21-2004, 10:05 PM
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Heh - forgot to press the water out. Might explain things! Thanks.
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#10 Old 01-22-2004, 12:54 PM
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theres an awesome cookbook called 'the tofu cookery'



it has a bbqed tofu recipe that is AMAZING (please note my use of caps, because it is that good!!!)



you cover the tofu in a peanutbutter-soy sauce and bake, then flip, and bake, then cover in this rich wonderful bbq sauce and bake

i like to save some of the sauce, and then flip them and bake again



the end result is awesome amazing chewy bbq tofu
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