How to make seitan, the recipe

In this guide we will show you how to make seitan, a protein food, low in cholesterol, fat and calories that is obtained from the processing of flour. The Seitan it is a versatile food since it lends itself to being used in many vegan recipes and also has the advantage of easily absorbing the flavors of the food it accompanies. But let's see in detail how to make seitan at home following our step by step recipe.

How to make seitan, what we need

  • 3 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 6 cups of water
  • A handful of salt

Ingredients for making the broth

  • 2 cups of water
  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • Rosemary
  • A handful of kombu seaweed

How to make seitan, how to prepare

  1. Take a large bowl and pour all the flour, water and season with salt
  2. Knead everything until everything is mixed, forming a consistent and soft mixture
  3. Cover the freshly made mixture with warm water and leave to rest for about half an hour
  4. After the time has elapsed, take the dough and drain it in a colander, also passing it under tap water
  5. Work the dough again with warm water then let it rest for another half hour
  6. Then mash the dough into the colander, making sure to drain all the excess water
  7. Do this several times, until the dough is rubbery: the starch contained will go away with the excess water, so only the glutinous part of the flour will remain
  8. Cook the dough for at least an hour in a broth made of soy sauce, rosemary, water and pieces of kombu seaweed

Homemade seitan is ready

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