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seitan assistance

UncategorizedAnna Keller3 Comments

I've been meaning to try and make seitan for quite some time now.  I think I purchased all of the necessary ingredients at least 6 months ago, but I have just never gotten around to it. on Tuesday morning, I overslept.  since there was no I way I was going to make my way to class on time, I decided to do something productive and try to make Veganomicon's Simple Seitan.

this is where it got kind of messy.

I'm pretty sure I followed the directions 100%, but the result was a soppy ball of goo.  It tasted delicious, but it was lacking that slightly chewy texture that I look forward to when I order seitan at a restaurant or pick it up from Whole Foods.

do you have any experience cooking seitan?  is there a secret to getting that texture right?  or should I look for other recipes?

I will say that this seitan tasted delicious.  I ate it in a stir fry one day and baked it the next.  any other recommended ways for eating it?