Blackberry Tofu Brulée

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I have been out foraging for blackberries quite a few times already this summer and having made jam and cake I wanted to turn my attention to a healthy dessert. Flicking through my The Ultimate Healthy Eating Cookbook (Index) I came across a Berry Tofu Brulée and decided to put my own spin on it including using blackberries and vanilla paste. From the picture in the book I think the food stylist must have used firm tofu (the type you keep in the fridge) which is definitely not what you want to use as instead of a creamy mixture you’ll have one resembling cottage cheese! I recently won a Twitter competition so used a carton of organic Clearspring Firm & Silken Tofu (which was part of my prize) but any firmness of silken tofu would be fine.

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When I made this dessert I knew my husband probably wouldn’t like it as he doesn’t eat fruit with seeds in and I wasn’t sure what the children would make of it either with the tofu element. Well you could have knocked me sideways when I saw 4 empty ramekins on the dinner table! I’d coerced hubby into just trying it by eating around the blackberries but I needn’t have worried as his verdict was “it’s really good”! We ate the brulees after they’d been in the fridge for about 5 hours in which time they’d firmed up more than the picture shows! I will be making these again as they are so quick and easy and I love the crispy sugar topping.

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Whizzing up the tofu, vanilla paste & icing sugar with the Stellar Stick Blende!

I also wanted to put the new Stellar Stick Blender through its paces so used it to blend the tofu, vanilla paste and icing sugar together. I am a huge fan of stick blenders as they are so convenient unlike food processors and I have to say this Stellar one ticks all the boxes as it has a stainless steel shaft which means you can blend hot food. It also has a speed dial which I think would avoid the frequent splatters I make up the wall when blending soups and then there’s a turbo button for when you need that extra burst of power! I like the weight of the blender as it is far lighter at around 730g than many on the market which are nearer the 1kg mark and its ergonomic design makes it easy to hold. I also like the fact that there is a blue ring of light at the top to prevent you from forgetting to switch off and unplug your blender. The only thing I think it could have done with is a beaker for making shakes and smoothies in etc but other than that I think it’s a winner with the feel of quality and a smart design. The Stellar Stick Blender has a typical retail price of £45.
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A low fat, vegan Brulée bursting with luscious blackberries. Totally delicious!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
  • 300g Silken tofu (I used firm)
  • 50g Icing Sugar
  • ½ tsp Vanilla paste
  • 225g Blackberries
  • 5 tbsp Demerara sugar
  1. Pre-heat grill on maximum setting.
  2. In a bowl blend together the drained tofu, vanilla paste and icing sugar until smooth.
  3. Stir in the blackberries.
  4. Divide the mixture between 4 ramekins and top with the Demerara sugar (a good thick covering needed).
  5. Place ramekins under the grill until Demerara sugar bubbles and melts.
  6. Cool and chill in fridge before serving.

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If you’ve never made a dessert using tofu before then you might like to try Tinned Tomatoes’ Sin Free Chocolate Mousse or for something savoury, how about my Warm Rice & Quinoa Salad with Pan Fried Tofu.


NB: I received the Stellar Stick Blender to review, all opinions are my own and I was not paid.

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  1. Amy Fidler

    A great vegan recipe x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Amy, love this:-)

  2. Maya Russell

    I don’t think I have eaten Tofu before and never made a brulée. This looks lovely and I love the brown top which makes it look like a proper delicious pud!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Maya, it really is delicious! I’ve never made a real brulée either!

  3. tiggerific1973

    It looks scrummy!!

  4. Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    I am one of those folks who has never made any sort of brulee at all. Sad right?

    1. Camilla

      No Bintu because this was my first as I only just got a blow torch:-)

  5. felicity williams

    I’ve never used tofu in a pudding, but I am going to give this recipe a try. It looks lovely. 😀

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Felicity, I hadn’t either but it was a big hit here:-)

  6. Heather Haigh

    I’ve never used tofu in a dessert. What a lovely looking pud.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Heather, it was a surprise hit here:-)

  7. Helen Aiken

    Thanks for the recipe. I must get some firm silken tofu next time I shop. My daughter is allergic to eggs and so has never had brulee, though it’s a dessert which I love. So will give this recipe a go. Have bookmarked the page. 🙂

    1. Camilla

      A pleasure. I must make this again as I was given a blow torch for Christmas that I need to get into use:-)

  8. David C

    Look so tasty. Yummy 😛

  9. Pete

    Different from crumble with apple!

  10. Ann Robinson

    I’ve never used tofu even though i don’t each much me at but it will be worthwhile trying it in this pudding as it makes it a healthier than the normal version

  11. Ann Robinson

    There’s too many good recipes on here and t enougth time to try them all

    1. Camilla

      Aah thank you so much, I’m sure I only have about half a year’s worth if you were to make one a day so it’s do-able LOL:-)

  12. Rachel Walker

    A tofu top sounds like a completely mad, but utterly delicious thing to do – what a wonderful sounding recipe. Definitely going to give it a try next time I’m doing a creme brulee. PS stick blender envy!

    1. Camilla

      It was a surprise hit here:-)

  13. gouldie7

    My thornless bramble is laden with fruit this year, but they are not ripening very quickly….

    1. Camilla

      I’ve never seen a thornless bramble, would have saved me a lot of pain this summer! Hope you fruits ripen soon:-)

  14. Emily @amummytoo

    I’ve used tofu in a few desserts when I was fully dairy-free and it’s lovely, although hard to get the texture right if you cook it, I find. Thanks so much for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. Sorry I was particularly slow getting over for this one. I’ve pinned it to my food board and a tweet will go out shortly 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Emily:-) Yes I can imagine it could go a bit lumpy if cooking with it properly, the quick grilling of the sugar topping was very kind to the tofu here:-)

  15. Elizabeth

    Ooh this does sound really rather nice! Thanks for linking up with Simple and in Season 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Elizabeth:-)

  16. Maddy

    I had a brulee torch which I had to hide from grandson – never seen it since!

    1. Camilla

      I have wanted one of those torches for years but found that putting the grill on the highest setting worked really well!

  17. GeorgeW78

    Looks fab, I’ve never used tofu like this but I’ll give it a go! It’ll be something new to try with the blackberries I’m planning on foraging soon 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-) This is only my second dish using tofu but make sure you get the correct type if you’re planning on making it:-)

  18. Ursula Hunt

    I have never cooked with Tofu so this will be a first

    1. Camilla

      Well you’re in good company as this is only the second dish I’ve ever made using tofu:-)

  19. sian hallewell

    not sure about the tofu, but loads of blackberries so tofu on the shopping list

    1. Camilla

      Fabulous:-) Do let me know what you think.

  20. bethslamin

    wow this looks fab x

  21. Claire Appleton

    This looks delicious! And a healthy recipe too :O I Cant wait to make it, thanks for the recipe 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Pleasure, do let me know what you think!

  22. cake17uk

    This looks delicious! Been wanting to try tofu, and this sounds like a brilliant way to experiment with a new food (to me )

  23. Roger Bufton

    Great dish looks delicious!

  24. Tracy Nixon

    OMG This looks delicious! I must make on before the weather changes!

  25. Hayley @ Hay In A Day

    Wow a dessert with tofu is something I’ve never tried or seen before. Would love to try it. This recipe looks tasty! #cookblogshare

    1. Camilla

      Thank you and what a lovely blog you have:-)

  26. Stacey Guilliatt

    Looks delicious!

  27. Galina V

    I’m not a bi fan of tofu, but your recipe sounds very creative. We have already picked lots of blackberries, which are now packed in the freezer for crumbles. Will need to get more for jams and jellies.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, you really can’t taste tofu in the dish!

  28. Jen @ Blue Kitchen Bakes

    This looks really good and it’s tempting me to try tofu. I’ve never had it in any shape or form as it’s not something I ever think to look for when I go shopping, I’ll have to hunt some down.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jen! I’ve not come across the Silken Tofu in the shops before only the harder variety that I’ve seen in the chiller, so good luck finding it!

  29. bev

    So that’s what you do with tofu haha!

  30. Ursula Hunt

    My husband is dying to try this pudding

    1. Camilla


  31. Sarah James

    I’ve never tried tofu in a dessert, tofu brûlée sounds delicious. Definitely going to give your recipe a try !

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sarah, do let me know what you think:-)

  32. Paul Wilson

    Wouldn’t have thought of tofu for a sweet.

    1. Camilla

      No me neither, but feel this is just the start:-)

      1. Paul Wilson

        More tofu related desserts?

  33. Taylor @ What Vegetarians Eat

    Great idea using the grill! I used to have a brulee torche but I have no idea where it is now. This is a really cool idea and I can’t wait to try it! Also, it’s nice that it uses tofu instead of nuts or nut-milk for people who have a nut allergy.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, I’ve really wanted one of those blowtorches but did surprise myself that the grill worked so well as I think I’ve tried in the past and wasn’t successful – trick is full power.

  34. Jeanne Horak-Druiff

    Interesting – would never have thought to make creme brulee with tofu! And as for Stellar – I *love* the brand. All my knives and my favourite frying pan ever are by Stellar – so I am sure their stick blender would be awesome!

    1. Camilla

      Nor me Jeanne! Yes my mum passed on my love of Stellar – all our wedding gift pans are still going strong and all our cutlery is Stellar too:-)

  35. Ursula Hunt

    This looks a fantastic pudding

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Ursula, a surprise hit:-)

  36. Keep Calm and Fanny On

    Great idea for dessert, never used tofu like this before,but can imagine it’s wonderful!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, I’m quite excited to explore more desserts using tofu:-)

  37. Vohn McGuinness

    This sounds fabulous. I don’t often use tofu but it’s a genius idea to use the silken version in a dessert. I feel lots of experimenting coming on – thanks for this great tip! 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, so glad to have inspired:-)

  38. Fish Fingers for tea

    I’ve never used tofu in a dessert but these look *really* good Camilla!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sian, I’m a bit of tofu virgin but seem to have stumbled on a great idea:-)

  39. Kate @ Veggie Desserts

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the thought of this. I’m definitely going to have to try it.

    1. Camilla

      Aaw, thank you so much – I’m sure you’ll love it:-)

  40. Kavey

    What a lovely idea for blackberries! Would never have thought of it!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kavey, it was so easy and so good:-)

  41. Deena kakaya

    Goodness Camilla, this one got my attention! I use tofu a lot..I’m almost a tofu junkie. I have never done this with it though! Sounds fabulous, looks delish and I’m going to have to try it x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Deena:-) All the recipes I was finding used such obscure ingredients that I’m glad I finally stumbled on this idea:-)

  42. Stuart Vettese

    I’ve used silken tofu too in a pud and it worked wonders. You must have known you were on to a winner when the ramekins came back clean! Looks delicious.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Stuart – I am new to Tofu this week so am enjoying getting to know my new ingredient:-)

  43. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    What a creative twist on a creme brulee – I love it!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Danni:-)

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