We had a wonderful time running the Big Veggie Brunch last week as part of National Vegetarian Week in Todmorden, offering free vegetarian and vegan breakfast foods to all. One of the most popular dishes was Andrew’s scrambled tofu. Here is the recipe for you to try it yourself!
Large block of plain tofu (cheaper stuff, e.g. from Chinese supermarket, works better for scramble due to higher water content)
Scramble the tofu using a fork on a chopping board (or directly in a wok)
Heat in a large wok and mix in 1 tablespoon of oil
Heat on a medium flame for approximately 12 minutes, stirring often, until most of the water has evaporated and it has started to (very, very slightly) brown. The consistency should look like scrambled egg.
Stir in 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1/3 teaspoon ground turmeric and other seasoning (e.g. ground salt/chilli/garlic) to taste
The yellow colour of turmeric with the salt of the soy sauce helps to make this look and taste a bit like scrambled eggs (but better, in our opinion). Feel free to change the flavours to whatever you like, perhaps Mediterranean herbs or Chinese five-spice.
2 tblsp non-dairy milk of choice (soya, rice, almond, other)
1/8 tsp salt
8 to 10 oz plain chocolate (without milk ingredient)
2-3 tablespoons agave or other sweetener (optional)
optional: extracts, flavourings or liqueurs
Melt the chocolate (either over a pan of water on a stove or in a microwave).
Put all ingredients into a food processor together and blend until super-smooth.
Pour into a pie crust or biscuit base as desired. Put in the fridge to chill. The filling gets firmer the longer it sits. (It’s firmer if you use firm tofu and more like mousse pie if you use silken tofu.)
Vitalite or other non-dairy marg, for spreading on the bread
Prepare the bread and slice the tomatoes.
In a large pan, warm some oil, add the slices of tofu with some soy sauce. Gently fry both sides of the tofu for about 10-15 minutes per side. Meanwhile, add some mayo to the bread and wash and chop the greens.
Make up the BLTs on the bread, in the order Vitalite, mayo, tofu, tomato, lettuce, more mayo. Serve immediately.