Making seitan is a breeze thanks to Webmistress Laura. She posted this awesome recipe for making seitan in a crock-pot in the VegWeb weekly newsletter! You can sign up for your free newsletter here: Vegweb This recipe is super duper easy here it is:
What You Need:
2 cups vital wheat gluten
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
9-1/4 cups faux chicken stock (vegetable stock or water work fine too)
3 tablespoons soy sauce
What You Do:1. In a large bowl, mix vital wheat gluten, garlic powder, and onion powder. Next, stir in 1-1/4 cups of faux-chicken stock and soy sauce and continue to stir. When it forms a stiff dough, knead for 10 to 15 times. Let dough rest for 10 minutes, then knead for 5 minutes more. Let it rest another 15 minutes. Cut dough into slices (or "steaks"). You should get about 6 "steaks".
2. Oil or spray the inside of a slow-cooker or pot, and pour in remaining faux-chicken stock. Place the slices of dough in the cooker, making sure they have enough room float without touching. Cover tightly and simmer on low (180 to 200 degrees) for 6 to 8 hours.
My personal notes:-This took me 6 hours in my crock-pot and let me remind you DO NOT forget to spray the crock-pot (like I did) or your seitan will stick, without a doubt!
-I let my seitan and broth cool completely in the crock-pot before removing it.
-Keep unused seitan in a tupperware, refrigerated, in the broth that it was cooking in.
Lucky you, after you make this you will never want to buy prepackaged seitan again!