I’ve made seitan from scratch before but never been super impressed with the results until today. I just got fed up with the cost of store bought seitan so I did some research and found a super easy recipe on a Swedish blog. It just requires all-purpose flour and water for the base.
6-7 cups all-purpose flour
Blend flour and water until you are left with a shiny dough. This is where the work is, work that dough really hard because the more you work it the better result you’ll have. I used a kitchen aid to help me out and probably ran it for about 20 minutes. I added more flour as I saw fit if the dough was too sticky. Cover bowl with a plastic wrap and place in fridge for at least 6 hours or even better overnight.
|Washing out all the starch cant take it’s little time|
Add cold water to dough and begin kneading and “washing” the dough from all the stretch. The water will get white so drain water and add more. Repeat this process until water is clear and you now have something resembling a large piece of gum and is the wheat gluten protein.
Combine seitan in a food processor and any flavoring you want. I made it simple and just used a garlic and herb salt. Hold on to the processor and you blend in the flavors.
|Ready to add some fun flavors|
Now place seitan in a saucepan and cover with vegetables stock. Bring to a boil and cook for 1-1 1/2 hours. The seitan will float up to the surface when it’s done.
You can use the seitan many different ways. You can slice it and cook in butter and spices in a frying pan. Cut into smaller pieces and use in stew. You can grate it and use and minced. There are endless possibilities:)
|Ready to be eaten!|