Friday, September 23, 2011

Teriyaki tofu

Yum teriyaki.  I love japanese food so much.  Tofu prepared in Japanese ways is the best, and I always order tofu when I'm eating Japanese out.

Here's my recipe for Teriyaki tofu

1 package medium tofu
Teriyaki sauce (I used store bought stuff, but to make your own is also really simple)
panko crumbs
Grapeseed oil for frying

Cha noodles (green tea noodles)



Chop your tofu up and marinate for a couple of hours in the teriyaki sauce.
Boil water for the noodles and chop your avocado (dress with lemon juice)
When you're ready to go heat your oil in a pan.  You need enough oil so that when you lie your tofu in, it will come halfway up.  A good test for the heat of the oil is to pop the end of a wooden chopstick in, if bubbles appear around it quickly, you know the oil is hot enough.
Start cooking your noodles
Remove your tofu from the marinade, dust in cornflour, then egg, then panko crumbs and fry quickly.  You will need to do this in two batches.
Drain noodles, place in bowls, add avocado, then tofu on top.
Garnish, I used red capsicum and toasted sesame seeds.
The textures in this dish complement each other well, creamy tofu, crunchy crumbs, silken tofu.  


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Latest cake

A belated birthday cake for Evelyn.

Chocolate cake covered in vanilla fondant with a sugarpaste flower decoration.

Should you want one for yourself let me know  : )