I haven't braved making it from scratch yet--I want to wait until ds takes longer naps (hahaha that'll happen, right?) so I don't get interrupted too much.
For right now, I just buy vital wheat gluten...mix it with water (don't have the proportions in front of me, but I'll find them if you want). Let it sit, then cut it into functional chunks and boil it in broth or whatever for an hour or so. Then we either freeze it or stick it in the fridge.
I think Arrowhead mills gluten has a recipe on the box
I do have a friend that makes her's all from scratch though. She said the texture is much better if you start with flour and water
I remember seeing recipes some time in the past, just wanted to get some testimonials, tips, etc.
I thought perhaps I could use the bread machine for the kneading.
My "The Farm Vegetarian Cookbook" says to knead 8 c flour and 2 c water for 20-30 mins. Soak the dough in cold water to cover for 1-2 hrs. Knead out starch under water, holding gluten together, changing water until it is almost clear. Then continue w/a recipe.
The part that scares me is the kneading under water. I'm afraid all the gluten will escape and go down the drain!
Guess everyone's too busy to make it themselves (from scratch).