This is homemade soy custard/tau fu fa...a wonderful dessert for the young and old. This should have been made with homemade soy milk but I was too lazy to make them so for this once, I bought the ready ones from the stall. This is also my second attempt with the first one a failure until my church friend told me to pour the soy milk in gushing motion from a height of 2 feet down into another pot of GDL mixture.....this time I did it correctly and got a nice smooth soy custard or in cantonese , we called it tau fu fa in just 30 minutes :) It was a wonderful experience for me ...being able to make my own soy milk custard/tau fu fa from home :p
I got this recipe from my church friend Vivien Foo. She used to bring this for our bible study class and I asked her to teach me how to make this soy custard for my Piggies love eating them. And she taught me how to make them . Thanks Vivien... next time it will be my turn to bring for the bible study class then :p It is so simple to make them and Piggy Jo said this " whoa..this is as good as those bought from the tau fu fah man "
I need to make my own soy milk to get a more concentrated soymilk , the next time I make this dessert. If you want a fair and good complexion take this more often...soymilk is good for the skin :))) . As far as I know some still use gypsum powder ( koe fun ) , which is not good for health , to make soy custard but with the discovery of GDL (I bought the one from Japan ) which is not harmful to health thus I can now make this more often. Viven, thank you for the recipe and the tips on how to make them perfect :) You can get this GDL powder from any baking store. I bought mine from Wah Seng , Cockman Street , Ipoh.
30 minutes is all it needs to set the soymilk after adding the GDL & cornstarch mixture
remove the top layer of bubbles before serving with sugar syrup..
Piggy Jo can't believe it has set
so I use a dessert spoon to prove to her
that it has set properly :p
serve it chilled with ginger sugar syrup
silky smooth.. homemade soy custard ......yummy
Homemade Soy Milk Custard/ Tau Fu Fa - (Vivien Foo 's recipe)
( printable recipe )
5 1/2 cups of boiling fresh soy milk
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp GDL
1/4 cup cold water
Ginger Sugar Syrup
6 Tbsp sugar
1 cup water
1 piece of old ginger - thumb size - crushed
Boil under medium hear until sugar is dissolved.
1. In a small cup, mix together ingredients (B).
2. Pour the boiling hot soy milk in a gushing motion at 2 ft above the pot with GDL mixture.
3. Give the mixture a quick stir and cover with a cloth before putting the pot lid on. Leave for 30 minutes.
4. Remove the layer of bubbles on top of the set soy milk custard . To serve, scoop out in thin layers to a bowl. Add ginger sugar syrup according to taste. Serve chilled or hot .
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