Vegan since 1975, I decide to answer the question, "What DO you eat?" These posts tell about some meals and recipes my family and I have enjoyed over the years.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Outer Crunch Tofu, Biscuits, Gravy, Collards, Carrots, Peas

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This TOFU was cut in large rectangular pieces and dipped in whole wheat flour, nutritional yeast and some seasonings (garlic powder, salt and basil), then roasted at 425 degrees on an oiled cookie sheet, with a spray of oil over the top. Turned after thirty minutes, roasted another fifteen. Had a nice crunch. Might have had more flavor if the tofu slabs were marinated first. I'll try that next time.

The GRAVY was made with the leftover flour I dipped the tofu in, stirring it over heat with some olive oil, adding some more nutritional yeast, and slowly whisking in hot water. Added tamari and then lemon juice at the end of cooking.

The BISCUITS were made with two cups whole wheat pastry flour, a half teaspoon salt, one teaspoon baking powder mixed together. Add a little more than a quarter cup of sunflower oil, stirring it in until it is looks pebbly. Mix in approximately half a cup of soy milk, or little by little add enough to make a moist lump of dough. Press the dough out on a floured board to about an inch thick, and cut out rounds with a smooth sided glass, pressing the scraps together to make one last biscuit. You should be able to poke them out of the glass easily enough. This should make around seven or eight biscuits. I made a triple batch. Arrange them close together on a baking sheet or cast iron griddle and bake for thirty minutes at 425. The same temperature of the tofu, you will note.

Meanwhile, chop and steam some collards and carrots. I also heated up a can of peas, adding a teaspoon of Smart Balance butter substitute and some lemon juice at the end. It's just what I was in the mood for tonight.


  1. Wouldn't "batter baked tofu" be a more accurate name than "outer crunch tofu"?

  2. But I didn't dip the tofu in a batter, I dredged it in the flour mixture.