Monday, June 27, 2016

C'mon this is easy! Stovetop Seitan

Simple Stovetop Seitan
Yields 3 lbs of tasty , chewy high protien.

Wonderful in a variety of applications, recipes.

This is the seitan we pan brown with Lemon for Vegan Caesar Salads

I usually use Bobs Red Mill Vital Gluten but purchased this brand of Vital Wheat Gluten online recently and was pleased.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Aquafab is Fabulous!

We made pancakes with aquafab and they were so light and fluffly.
We used half Spelt Flour and Half Unbleached White

Making these Cinnamon Rolls now:

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sweet Potato Mini Muffins

Muffins or 2 loaves either

I made 22 MINI muffins instead of 2 loaves.
Regular size Muffins..approx 12.

I prefer use UNBLEACHED White Spelt flour or a 50/50 blend of Wheat/Spelt

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 3/4 cups sugar

1-1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) vegan shortening, softened
1/4 C hot water , add 1 heaping TBS flax meal.
.set aside to thicken ( as egg sub)
1 15-ounce can 100% pumpkin puree ) or Sweet Potato Puree)
Optional: 2-3 tsp Vanilla Extract , best for muffin style)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Oil or Parchment paper line two 8 ½” x 4 ½” loaf pans.

Combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and spices in a bowl.
use a whisk to mix well and set aside.
In large bowl of an electric mixer/or hand mixer
blend vegan margarine and sugar until just blended.
Add Flax Meal/warm water mixture.
Continue blending until very light and fluffy, a few minutes.
Blend in pumpkin.
Blend flour mixture into wet ingredients
Split batter evenly between 2 loaf pans.
bake for 65 – 75 minutes
Let loaves cool ..if you can : )

Muffin Frosting:

2 TBSP Vegan Shortening or Earth Balance Spread.
1 TBSP Rice, Soy, or Almond Beverage

With mixer slowly add Powdered sugar until you achieve a thick frosting.

To this you can add Orange, Almond or another flavor Oil by the drop to taste.

I may try Marshamallow flavoring next time.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Best Seitan Roast recipe

Here is an excellent technique to create flavorful, moist and
easy slicing Seitan Roast
The texture is delightful!

We used the SIMPLE SEITAN recipe from the The Veganopolis Cookbook.
+ heaping TBS of Smoked Paprika

Blend liquid ingredients and spices in a processor.
Add the Vital Gluten and blend to just incorporated into liquids.

Instead of kneading the mixture it is simply formed into a loaf or 2.

Sear all sides on a hot skillet.
This seals in moisture and keeps texture intact.
Next place in a roasting pan that has a tight lid.
Place roast in covered by 2 inches of veg stock,
mushroom broth and/or even a dash of Liquid Smoke.
Cover tightly and cooked at 350 for 1 hr and 15.

You will probably never cook Seitan any other way.

We also slice thick portions and grind/chop for Bolognese.

Change up the spice blends in the recipe for different cuisines.

The Seitan Roasts in this photo even had Horseradish added.