Tofu is an amazing little staple in a vegan diet. There are so many kinds of tofu available at most stores-soft, firm, extra firm, baked, marinated-you name it! Silken tofu is one of the many variations of tofu that can be found. Silken tofu is shelf stable, meaning that no refrigeration is needed and is typically packaged in aseptic packaging. In my local stores, it’s in the ethnic food aisle with the other Asian food items. Also, it is not packaged with as much water as cold tofu. The package usually has very little water and you can cut the box open and slide the block of tofu out. It’s much less messy than those “easy open” cold tofu packages.
While refrigerated tofu is mainly used for tofu scrambles and pan frying, silken tofu is used for baking, sauces and creams. I made my first vegan chocolate cream pie with silken tofu. It was amazing! A quick google search will yield many recipes for the many ways to use it.
Next time you’re in the mood for a creamy delicious pie, try using a silken tofu based pie. You can even top it with coconut whipped cream. You won’t even miss the dairy!