How’s it going?
Wellington gave us a sad week of rain… until this weekend! The last couple of days were stunning 🙂
So … I made Seitan tonight.
Seitan? You’re probably thinking “what the heck?!”.
Let me explain. No, it’s not anything evil, nor hellish.
Seitan is made from removing the starch of wheat flour, so you’re just left with just the gluten and a protein rich substance.
Here’s one of the videos I followed. I know the lady is kinda creepy, but her instructions are good.
First off you make a dough with 3 cups of plain flour, some nutritional yeast, spices of choice, 2 1/2 cups water and 1/2 cup of soysauce.
You then let the dough sit for a while, theeeen you start the soaking and rinsing process. While the dough is in a bowl you knead it in flowing cold water to get the starch out. You can see the starch coming out when the water goes milky. You keep kneading the dough until it has shrunk in size considerably and the water doesn’t really go milky anymore. You are then left with “raw seitan”. Place it in a bowl of cold water for a few minutes to harden up, then drain.
Once that is all done, you can cut it up into any shape or size, or just make it into one big shape. Place the seitan in a boiling pot of stock, soysauce, miso if you wish, herbs and whatever else. Simmer for 30min or so.
It’s amazing! Take it out then put it in a dish of choice.
Now, just to confirm, I probably made the most simple version possible..I mean, there are some fantastic looking versions out there! Check out this one!
That recipe cheats a little as you don’t need to go through the process of getting the pure gluten manually. You can buy something called “vital wheat gluten”, and make seitan the easy way.
Here are a few photos of how my version went:
I made a simple thai yellow curry. It was good 🙂
Right! So I plan on doing a drawing challenge very soon! Stay tuned!