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From: Shannon (
Subject:         In Que with some seitan Q's
Date: February 17, 2013 at 5:21 pm PST

Hey girl I found this recipe and I have some q's for you?
The recipe is from Weekly Vegan Menu

Steak Seitan

2 ¼ cups cold vegetable stock
2 Tablespoons oil
2 Tablespoons tamari
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups vital wheat gluten
3 cups vegetables stock
¾ cup steak sauce
In a large bowl, combine the 2 1/4 cups vegetable stock,
oil, tamari and salt. Add the vital wheat gluten and using
only your hands, mix the whole thing together until it
becomes a homogeneous mass. Do this quickly. Pat the gluten
down and cover the bowl. If it looks like you used too much
liquid, it is okay. The gluten over the sitting time will
give off any unnecessary liquid. Allow the gluten to sit in
the fridge for 6 hours (this has been changed from 24).
When you are ready to cook the gluten, bring the other 3
cups of stock and steak sauce to a boil in a medium sauce
pan. Pour the liquid into a glass 9X13 baking dish.
Carefully pour off any liquid that has accumulated in the
bowl around the gluten. Place the gluten on a cutting board
and divide the mass into 8 pieces. On a clean, dry counter
(with lots of space), using a rolling pin, roll the gluten
pieces into a thin, thin, piece of gluten. It is NOT
necessary to roll in only one direction. It will be huge!
Remove it from the counter (at this point it’ll spring back
to a smaller size) and gently place it into the waiting, hot
liquid in the baking dish. Repeat with all of the gluten
Cover the dish with an aluminum foil (very securely) and
bake the gluten in a 230 degree oven for 2 hours. (No need
to preheat.) When done, allow the gluten to cool in the
broth for an hour before refrigerating.
Use this seitan in a steak recipe from Vegan Aide. It needs
to be treated before becoming a “true” steak ;)

Okay so my question about this is....Can I just make this
with seitan from scratch (flour and water, washed to make
seitan)and if so would you add anything to the broth to make
it beefier? I don't have any beef broth powder but I do have
Marmite, Liquid smoke, vegan Worcestershire sauce....Hold
the phone, just found some vegan beef broth powder SCORE.

I am making this for Philly Steak Cheese sammiches...I am
not putting the au jus on mine since she calls for Brewer's
Yeast which I do not have. Or do you have a recipe that
doesn't use that? I do have Nutritional Yeast.

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