Saturday, October 13, 2007

Chocotofu Pudding

Tofu what? You read correctly, chocolate pudding made with tofu. Unsquinch your nose, please. Give this darling little pudding a chance, would you?

The very same day I read about this pudding on Kate in the Kitchen's blog, I had to make it. In fact, as I was reading the post I thought, "I have tofu at home... I could do this..." I planned it out... my darling husband had an errand to run after work, so I sneakily made it while he was away... so that I could present this tofu-pudding to him without any preconceived notions in his head.

The pudding came together like a dream... a minute in the food processor made the tofu nice and creamy. The addition of the maple syrup and vanilla removed the beaniness of the tofu, allowing the chocolate to shine through. The resulting pudding was thick and smooth. Once refrigerated, the pudding's texture was similar to that of gelato! Yum!

Dave seemed to like it ok at first. I think the texture put him off, as it wasn't quite the same as normal pudding. He even made that "What? I'm eating tofu??!?!?!" face... More for me, I guess!! (Which rocks, because I adored this pudding!!)

I mean, really, if you're craving chocolate but trying to be healthy, this is a lovely vehicle for it.

Chocolate Soy Surprise Pudding
from the July issue of Taste For Life, a magazine supplement of Healthy Foods & Healthy Ways natural foods store.

1 container silken firm tofu
1/2 c. semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. dark chocolate chips
1/2 c. maple syrup
1 T. natural vanilla

Melt chocolate over low heat, a double boiler or in the microwave.

In food processor, blend tofu smooth, scraping sides as needed. Add in syrup and vanilla, blend to mix well. Add melted chocolate all at once, and blend to mix well, scraping if needed. Pour into a bowl and chill. Serve with fruit, angel food cake or by itself.

The chilled texture of this is similar to fine truffles. It is thick, dense and firm. Soften in the microwave before eating if you prefer.

235 cal/ serving; 6 g. protein; 37 g. carbohydrates; 2 g. fiber; 11 g. total fat(5 sat, 5 mono, 1 poly) 9 mg. sodium

1 comment:

KayKat said...

Katie, this totally rocks! I tried this for Taste & Create VI - turned out fabulous. Many thanks for the recipe :)