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6/16/08 7:25 P

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Well, the next day it still tasted a bit soy-y, but I tried it on my family anyway. My kids are easy (4 & 6 years old) and will eat anything. Chocolate is no exception. They loved it. My husband asked for seconds.

Overall, I really liked it, despite the soy after-taste. The consistency was phenomenal. I think that the soy was a little bit on the 'stale' side; I used it on the "use by" date. Next time I'll use it the day I buy it. And I'll definately try it again.

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6/16/08 3:39 P

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Sounds tasty! I wish I could give it a try as well but I can't have soy either due to my thyroid,.. pity!

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6/16/08 10:24 A

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When I made it, I used 70%+ chocolate and my family hated it, but that was because of how dark the chocolate was. I'd think 60% would make it great. Honestly, I thought the mousse was VERY good. Give it a try. You might find that it is a new favorite.

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JOYFUL711's Photo JOYFUL711 Posts: 1,625
6/11/08 6:09 P

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Tofu is usually in the produce section of regular grocery stores, I found it with the refrigerated soy milk in the health food store. The extra firm is the best, (but I like the taste).

I have always *loved*the taste of tofu, I would fry it up with sesame oil and soy sauce, when it started to brown, add bean sprouts, maybe some bok choy, and then added some torn up corn totillas..it was fantastic.


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I have serious thyroid issues, and actually had thyroid cancer this year. The isoflavones naturally occurring in unfermented soybeans can block the absorbtion of my thyroid hormones, and is bad, bad, bad, if you have cancer. So I had to say a sad good-bye to my tofu, edamame, and soy milk. Drat!!

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MICHTOTMAN's Photo MICHTOTMAN Posts: 815
6/11/08 5:18 P

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It was silken. Also, it was chocolate (not cocoa) I used - 60% cocoa content (as opposed to some of the less intense chocolates). Basically, it was bittersweet chocolate chips. I think it was plenty sweet since I like my chocolate dark.

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JLITT62's Photo JLITT62 Posts: 3,252
6/11/08 3:12 P

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I'd have to look it up -- it's been a long time. I think it may have used actual chocolate, not cocoa (but am not sure), and I know it used maple syrup.

I suspected that what you made might not be sweet enough.

I'm not completely a purist -- I try to limit my sweeteners, but some things do call for it!

Also, what type of tofu did you use? Silken would be the right one for a mousse -- different kinds do well in different dishes.

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MICHTOTMAN's Photo MICHTOTMAN Posts: 815
6/11/08 3:01 P

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Yeah - I'm gonna give it a shot tonight. My kids ate it, but they'll eat anything. JLITT -what were the ingredients in your tofu mousse??? Tosca's called for only 60% cocoa chocolate, milk (rice,soy,skim or almond - I used almond), silken tofu and vanilla.

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JLITT62's Photo JLITT62 Posts: 3,252
6/11/08 2:20 P

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If you can't find tofu in the dairy section, you might find it in the Asian section (unrefrigerated).

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JLITT62's Photo JLITT62 Posts: 3,252
6/11/08 2:19 P

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I've made chocolate mousse with tofu before -- haven't tried Tosca's recipe (yet) --but the one I made was delicious. Even my husband liked it, and he doesn't like tofu.

I'm not sure what to tell you about whether or not the taste will change. Give it to your husband & don't tell him it's tofu & see what happens.


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ARMYALPHAGAM's Photo ARMYALPHAGAM Posts: 378
6/11/08 11:46 A

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Can anyone tell me where to buy tofu? I can find the silk near the milk, but have yet to even so any of the solid kind in my grocery store! Thanks!

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I am really looking forward to seeing the response to this. I have also been thinking that I should give tofu another shot, and I am trying to think of good recipe to try.

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MICHTOTMAN's Photo MICHTOTMAN Posts: 815
6/10/08 9:35 P

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I have to admit, I've never been a big fan of tofu. The claim that "it doesn't have any taste at all... it just takes on the taste of whatever you cook with it" has proven false with me. I think it tastes, well, bleh. I can eat it. I just don't enjoy it.

In my quest to eat clean, however, I thought I'd give it another go. My husband thinks that you can't call something "dessert" unless it is chocolate, so with that in mind, I made the chocolate mousse recipe from Tosca Reno's cookbook. And yep - I think it tastes like chocolate tofu. I do think, however, that the flavor is not quite as strong now (2 hours later) as it was when I finished making it (when I licked the spoon... :-). By tomorrow, will the tofu flavor be completely swallowed up by the chocolate? (My husband hasn't tried it yet - and I'm hiding it in the back of the fridge til then.)

Also, are there any other tricks to cooking/using tofu so that I don't taste that "tofu flavor" quite so much???

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