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Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes

Serves: 12

Scale to servings

Adapted from: Modified from The Spruce Eats

This makes about 900g of cooked, drained seitan.

  • 225 g wheat gluten
  • 30 g nutritional yeast
  • 30 g gram flour (chickpea flour)
  • 1 tsp ground ginger (optional)
  • 15 ml soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 225 ml water
  • 2 -3 tsp stock concentrate
  1. Mix the dry ingredients, then add the wet ingredients.
  2. Knead, making sure to fold the mixture frequently. Leave to rest for ten minutes then knead again.
  3. Cut into quarters or eighths.
  4. Boil in vegetable stock, keeping the water topped up to ensure the seitan stays submerged, for at least 45 minutes.
  5. Leave to cool in the stock. If freezing, freeze covered with the stock.