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I tried some really yummy locally made seitan at our coop, but it is just too darn expensive!<br><br>
Has anyone tried to make it themselves? If so, just how difficult is it?<br><br>
Can you make a lot and freeze it?<br><br>
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I made seitan for the first time recently - checked out Vegan Vittles from the library. There are a variety of seitan recipes in it ... and it is soooo cheap to make! Good luck.
 

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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.<br>
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.<br>
I think Arrowhead mills gluten has a recipe on the box<br><br><br>
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 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
hth<br><br>
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I remember seeing recipes some time in the past, just wanted to get some testimonials, tips, etc.<br><br>
I thought perhaps I could use the bread machine for the kneading.<br><br>
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.<br><br>
The part that scares me is the kneading under water. I'm afraid all the gluten will escape and go down the drain!<br><br>
Guess everyone's too busy to make it themselves (from scratch). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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we used to make that new farm one a couple of years ago. i really liked it. dh made it probably 4 or 5 times. it turns out well.
 
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