I love tofu and most of the time i just eat it plain as it is… infact i am not so good at marinating my tofu. The most advanced is slicing it thinly – or in cubes – and frying in some oil (i love that crispness it gets!!). Though i am trying new ways to prepare and eat tofu, and when i was looking through my cabinets i saw my glass jar of sesame seeds and thought…. wouldn’t it be delicious with baked sesame tofu?
First tip – which i didn’t do, is to marinate the tofu if you have the time. I just began with pressing the tofu before covering.
What does pressing the tofu mean? It means you place something heavy on top of the tofu/tofu package and press out the water for 30-60 minutes (unless you have made or bought your own tofu press!). This just means that the tofu will soak up the marinade better and be more flavoursome, but also not as spongy when you prepare it!
1/2 block tofu
c.a 3-4tbs corn flour
c.a 1dl (100ml) sesame seeds
2-3tbs oat milk (or soya milk)
Seasoning according to taste
Marinade example barbeque or garlic
Begin by pressing the tofu of water as mentioned above. Allow to sit for c.a 30 minutes or more.
In the mean time you can prepare the marinade if you want (then when the tofu has finished being pressed of water, you let it sit and soak in the marinade for another 20-30 minutes. So this makes the process longer, but can be worth it!)
Begin by heating the oven to c.a 220 degrees celsius and lining a baking pan with parchment paper.
Then pour corn flour, salt and seasoning into a bowl & mix.
In another bowl pour the milk and in a third bowl pour the sesame seeds.
Chop the tofu into the size you want and begin by 1) coating in cornflour, 2) dip into the oatmilk and 3) roll in the sesame seeds and then place onto a pan with baking paper. Repeat until all tofu pieces are covered.
Note, it can be a good idea to have one hand for the dry ingredients and the other for the wet step i.e dipping in the oat milk. Otherwise it is easy that the cornflour or sesame seeds get too wet and won’t stick to the tofu if you use the same hand for all 3 steps. (If this makes sense!)
Bake in the oven for c.a 20-25 minutes, turning the pieces over after half way!
Eat and enjoy! (Best served warm / directly after preparing!)