Press the tofu to drain out the excess water for about 30 minutes. Just leave it to drain because you don't have to be careful about it.
In a bowl, add in everything from the flour down to the salt and have it on standby. (Keep the salt and yeast separated.) Pour in the yeast and then the tofu that's been warmed up a bit in the microwave!
Knead with your hands using the natural heat from it. (It should take about 10 minutes.) When you are done kneading it by hand, cover it with a tightly wrung out damp towel and then let the dough rest for 10-15 minutes.
While you are waiting, start to preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Then in a frying pan, add in the honey and then boil in plenty of water.
Next take the dough and divide it then form the dough into bagel shapes. This time you can make it into heart shapes or the standard round shape. Let each side of the dough sit in the boiling water for 30 seconds and then bake it for 15-17 minutes and it's done!
◇How to make the heart shape◇ I divided the dough into three portions and rolled out the dough slightly with a rolling pin.
While leaving just the top uncut, cut most of the dough in half with a kitchen knife.
Bring the two cut ends together and seal the seam tightly.
Now form the dough into a heart shape.
Anyway, I guess you could say that "closing the seam nice and tightly" is the ultimate rule of making these tofu bagels. If it expands and loses the heart shape it's a little depressing, so don't fail to close the seam tightly.
I baked these. Two heart shaped ones and one regular one.
(Recipe ID: 623470) This regular tofu bagel had a heart-shaped hole in the center! Check it out for tips.
I made them with matcha too! Check out (Recipe ID: 903443).
Story Behind this Recipe
I wondered if I could make tofu bagels heart-shaped?
Look at Recipe ID: 623470 for the details. I wonder if it was because I used honey? If it's a little sticky and difficult to knead, cover your hands with some flour and it should do the trick. The important part is that you seal the seam tightly. It was a bit difficult putting it in the boiling water and then baking then without breaking them.