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    What is Silken Tofu?

    Silken tofu is also known as Japanese-style tofu. Unlike regular tofu (Chinese-style), silken tofu has a softer consistency because of the high water content. Tofu textures differ based on the water content, meaning the more the water is pressed out the firmer it gets. Regardless of the type/style of tofu, it’s made by curdling soy milk and pressing them into sliceable cakes. So yes it’s vegan.

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    Is Soy Healthy?

    Is soy healthy or not is totally a different issue and a big one. I would leave it you to make the decision on it. I would in general stay clear away from highly processed soy products that are being marketed as meat alternatives and high consumption of soy in any form until there is a clear green signal that it doesn’t do any harm. Until then I prefer using non-GMO, organic tofu maybe once or twice a week and fermented soy products like tempeh which apparently doesn’t have any red flags.

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    Silken Tofu Health Benefits

    On the brighter side it’s good to know that tofu is an excellent source of calcium, manganese and protein. It’s also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, iron and Vitamin B1.

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    Types of Silken Tofu

    Silken tofu also comes in different types like regular tofu, like firm, medium and soft, but can be used interchangeably without affecting the texture of the dish, mostly because whatever the type it may be, it is generally blended along with the other ingredients in the recipe. So it should not be a problem as to what type of silken tofu you choose to use.

    These days silken tofu or any tofu for that matter is readily available in most grocery stores whether Western or Eastern. You can look for it in the refrigerator section along with cheese products in some stores, or natural/organic section. The ones in aseptic boxes doesn’t require refrigeration. So just ask the store clerk if you have problem locating it or you can buy online here.

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    Silken Tofu As An Egg Substitute

    Silken tofu is mostly used as an egg substitute and/or dairy substitute. It’s a perfect dairy substitute while making creamy soups, smoothies, dips and more. It also works out as a great egg substitute in cakes, cupcakes, muffins, etc. And let’s of course not forget its use when you want to make egg free scramble, omelettes or frittaatas. While baking I normally use 1/4 cup of pureed silken tofu for each egg to be replaced up to a maximum of 3-4 eggs.

How to use Silken Tofu as an egg substitute?

Silken TofuTofu is another popular egg substitute. It’s made by curdling soy milk and pressing them into sliceable cakes. It is a boon for those who want to go egg-free. From scrambled eggs to frittatas and cakes to frostings, tofu has its place in many dishes.

Substitute 1/4 cup silken tofu or soft tofu for each egg. Measure 1/4 cup tofu and then puree/whip it before adding it to the other ingredients. Along with the tofu adding an additional 1/4 teaspoon baking soda to the recipe will give better results.

When using this replacement, baked goods won’t brown as deeply, but they will be very moist and dense. Best suitable for rich, dense & moist cakes, bread, chocolate chip cookies, and brownies.

Silken Tofu Recipes

Here is the full list of baking recipes that use Silken Tofu as an egg substitute:

I Can’t Believe It’s Eggless Chocolate Cake!

(from 158 reviews)
A simple eggless chocolate cake recipe with step by step illustrations to bake a moist, decadent eggless chocolate cake using tofu as an egg substitute.

Blueberry Pound Cake

(from 17 reviews)
I'm very sure that this is the best eggless blueberry pound cake you will ever taste. It's light, fluffy, airy and tastes absolutely delicious.

Eggless Pineapple Pastry Cake

(from 10 reviews)
Special occasions demand special dessert and nothing can beat this delicious and decadent eggless pineapple pastry.

Eggless Strawberry Cream Cake

(from 15 reviews)
Want to impress your specail one or guests with an elegant cake? This eggless strawberry cream cake is the answer. You can't go wrong with a moist eggless sponge cake, filled with fresh strawberries and topped with homemade whipped cream.

Easy Eggless Brownies using Silken Tofu

(from 10 reviews)
Bake eggless brownies right from scratch using pureed silken tofu as an egg substitute. For a vegan brownie recipe use any oil of your choice instead of melted butter.

Eggless Pound Cake Using Silken Tofu

(from 1 review)
For the past few days (2 weeks to be exact) my baking experiments are not giving me favorable results. I really don't know...

The Best Eggless Yellow Cake

(from 7 reviews)
If you are looking for an yellow cake, which is also egg free then your search stops here. Very easy to put together the texture is amazing for an eggless cake.

Eggless Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies using Silken Tofu

A very simple recipe to prepare eggless chewy chocolate chip cookies using store bought cake mix.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cupcakes

(from 3 reviews)
Easy to bake yet very delicious vegan friendly chocolate chip peanut butter cupcakes.

Eggless Pineapple Sheet Cake

(from 3 reviews)
Looking for a simple yet flavorful and delicious cake recipe to feed a crowd? Then this eggless pineapple sheet cake is the recipe to try.

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