wrap tofu block in a clean kitchen towel, pressed down with something heavy, i usually put a large can on top & ignore
large square bowl or casserole dish, add the tamari, sambal oelek or sriracha, maple syrup and sesame oil. mix through.
cut the tofu block into equal size cubes, aim for roughly the same size so that they bake evenly together. add the tofu to the dish and gently mix them in the sauce, every so often turning them so that all sides are evenly marinated. set aside while you set up the mise en place.
pre heat oven to 400F.
in three shallow dishes, add cornstarch in one, egg in another (mixed through so that the white and yolk are well incorporated) and breadcrumb + both kids of sesame seeds in the last bowl.
at the end of the assembly line, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
methodically, a tofu cube and roll around in the corn starch, shaking off any access. next, add it to the egg wash, ensuring all sides gets wet. last, dredge in the breadcrumb mix, pressing down hard to ensure it gets all sorts of crusty. line on prepared baking sheet.
now do this for the rest of the tofu. not gonna lie, this step sucks, it’s messy but it’s work it.
roast in oven for 30 minutes, at the mid-way mark flip the tofu cubes over.
cool completely, store in airtight container.