Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
A baked seitan recipe posted by Lachesis on the Post Punk Kitchen forum. It's easy to make and tasty. It's spicy and the log form makes for great slicing.
- 1 1⁄2 cups vital wheat gluten
- 1⁄4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cumin
- 1 -2 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (you can use 1/8 tsp if you like it less spicy)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon allspice
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 3⁄4 cup water
- 4 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon tamari
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons vegetarian worcestershire sauce
- Preheat oven to 325°.
- In a large mixing bowl mix dry ingredients. Mix the rest of the ingredients (liquid ingredients) in a smaller mixing bowl. Whisk well until mixed.
- Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix well, then knead for a minute or two. it doesn't need long.
- Form into a log (6-8" long), wrap tightly in foil, twisting ends. Bake for 90 minutes.
- When done baking, unwrap and leave out to cool all the way. Then wrap it foil or plastic and refrigerate.
- Slice to use as desired.
This is the THE BEST seitan log I have made to date. It was very moist and flavorful. I chose to omit the cinnamon, cumin and allspice. I added 1 teaspoon of onion powder instead. It was such a huge hit, we ate 2/3 of it for dinner tonight. Thanks for posting a fantastic recipe!
After discovering this recipe on the site, it is now one of the most versatile recipes in my arsenal. Like user veggie_mama, I also omit the cinnamon, cumin, and allspice. I add onion powder in their place. My household enjoys just snacking on the log throughout the day. Its so good! When I make tofu lasagna, I crumble part of the log up and throw it in my vegan "ricotta" mixture. It gives it an extra kick! So many ways to use this recipe in others.
Fabulous! I tripled the recipe, and changed up the spices a bit. I was aiming for a "smoked turkey" tasting substitute. The addition of liquid smoke, onion powder and poultry seasoning helped. I left out the cinnamon, allspice and cumin. I used half tamari, and half Braggs. I ended up slicing this pretty thinly on an electric slicer, and making panini with it and some brie, pesto and baby spinach. Wonderful directions, Ajo, thanks!