View Full Version : What could I use to replace tofu in a sweet potato flan?

Dec 12th, 2008, 06:34 AM
It's basically onions, a kg of sweet potatoes, coconut cream, seasonings and 225g (7oz) tofu but I would like to make it soy free.

Everything is cooked until the sweet potato is tender, blended w/ the tofu and then poured into a pastry shell.

Any suggestions? Ta!

Digital Ghost
Dec 13th, 2008, 02:39 PM
You could try using a few tablespoons of agar flakes dissolved in hot water (I think I used 4) and a cup of flax seeds that have been soaked for a few hours in hot water.

I also used coconut meat (like the hard part of the coconut) once but I don't really think it would taste right in a savoury recipe.

Dec 13th, 2008, 03:48 PM
If it's silken tofu in the recipe maybe you could also try substituting a (thick) white sauce? If it's ordinary tofu that might be too sloppy.

Dec 17th, 2008, 12:29 AM
A suggestion on the ppk was for ground up cashews, so I threw some in the blender with some water and added that. But I also added more coconut cream than was asked for and it was too soggy and didn't set up, maybe I should try agar.

Thanks guys!

Digital Ghost
Dec 17th, 2008, 01:20 AM
Maybe you could try using solid coconut blended up instead of the coconut cream?

The agar should work but it will make it more jelly like.

Dec 17th, 2008, 09:38 AM
Ta, will give it a go

Dec 17th, 2008, 10:26 AM
egg replacer works, too