Chocolate Tofu Pudding
'- 2 tablespoon water- 5 gram gelatin- 150 gram silken tofu (1/2 a block, typically)- 5 tablespoon cocoa powder, unsweetened- 5 tablespoon sugar- 1 cup milk (cow milk, soy milk, almond milk, oat milk, e.t.c.)Optional ingredients- 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder- freshly grated zest from 1 orange, or 1/2 teaspoon orange oil- 1 tablespoon orange liqueur, such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier
1. Bloom gelatin. Pour water in a microwave-proof bowl, then sprinkle gelatin to bloom. Set aside.2. Mix espresso with milk. If you are adding instant espresso powder, heat the milk in a microwave-proof bowl, then stir in instant espresso powder until the powder dissolves. Set aside. By the way, espresso makes the chocolate pudding even more chocolatey.3. Puree tofu. Place silken tofu, cocoa powder, and sugar in a food processor. Puree until smooth, then transfer to a mixing bowl.4. Add liquid. Add milk, orange oil/orange zest (if using), and orange liqueur (if using) to the chocolate and tofu mixture. Whisk together everything.5. Add gelatin. Microwave the bloomed gelatin from step 1 for 2-3 seconds to dissolve. Then, stir this into the chocolate tofu mixture.6. Let the pudding set. Pour the pudding mixture into your favorite molds and let them firm up in the fridge. It usually takes about 1 hour. Serve chill.