How to Make Tofu

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3 cups of soy beans
2T of Epsom Salt
(About 5 cups plain soymilk [1180ml]
1/2 cup water [118ml] 
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice [22ml]
Kitchen Equipment/Tools:
Food processor/blender
2 Large pots
1 Colander
1 Strainer
Mesh Bag/Muslin Cloth or Cheesecloth

1. Get ready all ingredients, first soak the beans overnight.
2. Rinse and discard discolored beans.
3. Blend half the beans with water, ensure water covers the beans.
4. Add to large pot with 12 cups of water.
5. Put to simmer, stir frequently for 20 minutes.
6. Skim off the foams, ensure not to boil over.
7. Strain the liquid into second pot.
8. Press out as much milk with a spoon as you can.
(This liquid is soy milk, the solids are Okara)
9. Take our two jar of soy milk.
10. Heat the rest at 180°F/82°C
11. Dissolve 2T of Epsom Salt in 1.5 cups of warm water) (or lemon juice)
12. Remove from heat and gently stir together (in 5mins the curds will separate)
13. Add mesh bag or muslin cloth onto your colander, skim out curds and pour into mold.
14.Press down and add a heavy weight, leave it to shape into mold for 20 minutes.

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