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Before baking, preheat oven to 375°F

Split the block of tofu lengthwise.
Lay several layers of paper towels on a flat surface. Place the tofu, cut side down, on the paper towels. Put another couple of layers of paper towel on top.

Cover with something flat, like a cutting board, and place a weight on top of that. Any canned goods make a good pressing weight. Let it sit for 45 minutes or longer; this presses out the excess water in the tofu, and makes it chewier and less likely to crumble.

Baking the tofu after pressing out the water will help it absorb the marinade better.

Preheat your oven to 375°
After pressing the tofu, cut it into desirable pieces. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes.

Tofu can be grilled, baked or cut up for use in stir-fries.