Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Japanese Tofu Donut

I have been wanting to make tofu donut for my breakfast , ever since I saw this tofu donut recipe on two blogs . The first recipe is an easy one, just mix rice flour to the tofu  but the second one that I have actually bookmarked to make has a more cake recipe to it compared to the first one with just rice flour. I picked the second one , and wanting a healthier version, I baked them instead of deep frying them :p though the recipe calls for deep frying.  I love anything with tofu in it and I am happy with the result.  For your information , I woke up at 5am in the morning just to make these delectable and healthy tofu donuts for our breakfast....madness?    Nope, it is a passion not an obsession ! :)   Apply some homemade kumquat jam to  a pipping hot  tofu donut.....mmmmmmm  yummilicious !  Best taken when it is still warm.  The leftovers can be microwave for 20 seconds and it is as good as they just came out of the oven.  I love it !

It is easy for I prepare the measuring out the ingredients except the eggs and the tofu. I woke earlier coz I want to make sure I am not late for work...baking and washing up takes time :) Thank God, I managed to get everything done within an hour and photoshooting them for my readers to see how easy this can be done :)))  okay okay...not for them , but because I love doing it for myself :p  love to keep a record on what I had done and eaten thus far I guess !

The dough is  quite soft , so have to be careful when lifting it up if you want the round shape that is...lucky mine still looks round.  Remember this recipe is for deep frying but I baked them instead.  I think if I were to deep fry them then I think the donut will puff out more but just the same , the baked ones are much more healthier. Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.  Slit it into half without cutting through, brush on some luscious homemade kumquat jam and end with a cup of hot black coffee....this is what a breakfast should be !   Tofu being my favorite ingredient and I am trying to incorporate them into my bakes :)))

mashed tofu fine and add them to the flour mixture
roll them into 1/2 inch thick and using a donut cutter
cut into as many pieces as you can...I managed to get
about 13 pieces of 2.5 inches rounds

this is the nicely brown bottom....lovely!

I slit it through so that you can see the texture of the donut
but you dont have to....

brush on some luscious homemade kumquat jam
or any jam of your choice.....since I have two bottles
of kumquat compote , I make them into jam 
and eat with these delectable tofu donuts

one tub for Claire and one for myself
she is the lucky one ...right ? Breakfast served
without her having to place an order.....:p

Japanese Tofu Donuts - adapted from Go Bunny Books

Ingredients :-
1 block tofu
5 tbsp rice flour (
1 egg
4 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
vegetable oil for deep frying   *  I baked them at 180C for 20 mins

Toppings  * I opted for kumquat jam
Kinako sugar (1:1 kinako : brown sugar)
powdered sugar
cinnamon sugar

Method :-
If baking - preheat oven to 180C

In a bowl, break the tofu and stir will until it becomes smooth, almost like paste. Add the rice flour and combine well until the mixture gets smooth.
In a separate bowl, beat the egg. Whisk in the sugar gradually, until the mixture looks almost like mayonnaise in color. Add the milk, vanilla, and the tofu mixture. Combine well. Shift in the cake flour and baking powder. Combine well, do not over mix.
Preheat the vegetable oil over medium heat. If using a donut cutter, roll out the dough until about 1/2 inch thick and cut out the shapes.   
Grease a baking pan with butter and place the cut donut on greased tray.  Bake in preheated oven @180C for 18-20 mins depending on your oven.
For deep frying :-  Otherwise, just spoon the batter into the oil. Cook for 2 minutes, or until the donuts turn light golden. While deep frying, clean the oil by scooping out the crumbs constantly. Drain the excess oil and let the donuts cool slightly.

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  1. Donut tofu sounds so delicious and healthy! I definitely love baked than the deep fried.

  2. Lucky Wild Boar to get warm tofu donuts when he wakes up.
    Lucky him!

  3. Indeed tofu donuts for breakfast is so healthy ! And they look so soft that will melt in the mouth too !

  4. another wonderful recipe of yours! veli interesting!!