Vegetarian, Vegan & Raw/Living food recipes - How to make my own seitan

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03-13-2010, 08:04 PM

I've been trying to make my own seitan without too much luck. I have a couple of recipes, but I wondered if some more experiences seitan makers could give me some tips.


03-13-2010, 11:20 PM
What methods have you tried? First time I tried, I did the boiling method which was a disaster. Since that, I've had success with boiling but it is still my least favorite method. I'm a big fan of the steam method which works every time.

Try any of these recipes, my favorites are the spicy sausage at the bottom and the turkey roast.

03-14-2010, 12:20 PM
I've been interested in trying this because I tried store-bought seitan and found the texture disgustingly rubbery, so I'm wondering if I could make it with a better texture.

03-15-2010, 12:34 AM
The recipe I used called for baking it in the broth. I thought it came out way too rubbery. It was only edible because the hot wing sauce I made to put on it was fabulous. I think part of the problem was that I didn't get the liquid mixed in fast enough at the beginning. Then maybe I also didn't knead it enough, but it was hard to knead! The seitan dishes I ate in vegetarian restaurants the last time I was in the states were all great, so I'm disappointed with my results.

03-15-2010, 12:57 AM
Yeah, I don't think I'd call the italian sausages rubbery but rubbery seitan exists.

Vegandad is also a blog I don't follow but heard it is good for a lot of meat type substitutes and kid friendly stuff.

I've had a version of these before that someone else made - this is really good

And these are a version with beans, I had these from someone who made them and I liked them a lot

And I've heard people rave about this one

03-15-2010, 11:48 PM
All right, next weekend I'm going to try again. I'll let you know how things turn out.