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Monday September 16th, 2013

Seitan

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For 2-3 servings:

1 kg flour

warm water

a pinch of salt

In a bowl mix the flour with the salt and add gradually  water until you get a dough as for bread. You can add different spices (not too many otherwise it will break the gluten). Knead the dough for about 5 minutes. Allow  to rest for at least an hour in a warm place.

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Seitan dough

“Wash” the dough under running cold water (in a bowl or colander) until the water is clear (it takes approx. 10-15 minutes).

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Seitan

The remaining dough after washing (seitan) will be divided and shaped considering  the final use of the seitan or it can be cooked whole and then cut into pieces.

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Seitan

Cook the seitan  in water with spices (salt, pepper, bay leaves, etc.) for about 30-40 minutes.
Seitan  can also be cooked rolled in a clean kitchen towel/plastic film, tied at the ends.
After cooling remove the towel/plastic film and cut the seitan as desired.

Let it drain well.

Seitan can be used in various dishes.

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