What do you do with Tofu?

Tofu chocolate pudding

That's the question that popped up at a friend's birthday breakfast this morning.
A whole group of us were sitting round one table enjoying the meal - either the scrambled egg and bacon, or the 'healthy option' of fruit, muesli and yoghurt. Both were very good indeed, and there was much comment on it.
But not surprisingly the conversation soon turned to the old question of what do vegetarians eat, and how do they get their protein?
Karen mentioned tofu. Some people had heard of
this stuff, but nobody really knew much about it. Of course we enlightened them a little.
On its own, tofu is pretty tasteless, but it does absorb flavours and can be used in many ways, in both savoury and sweet recipes.
So here is a very quick and easy Chocolate Pudding. Not only tasty, but healthy and with a good shot of protein.

You will need:

About 600 grams of soft tofu
1/3 cup of cocoa powder
1/4 cup of vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
About 1/2 teaspoon of stevia powder

A bit about stevia - it is an entirely natural sweetener from the stevia plant. You need to experiment a bit with it as it is very sweet.
Maybe add 1/4 teaspoon first and do a taste test, and then add more as necessary.
You can also adjust the amount of cocoa powder to your taste.

Combine the whole lot in a blender and mix till smooth.
Pour into individual serving dishes. I like to decorate with a sprig of fresh mint.
Makes about four servings.
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