Seitan Made from Hard Wheat Flour

READY IN: 30mins




  • Note: Use organic hard red spring or winter flour for this recipe. Before you ask NO do NOT sub any other flour. This recipe is designed for this flour.
  • Mix the flour and 1 3/4 cup water to form a firm dough. Knead for 3 to 5 minutes then cover with cold water and let sit 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Knead the dough in the water gently until water is milky. Pour off. Cover with warm water. Knead until milky.
  • Repeat draining and adding cold then warm until water is clear. You should have a spongy mass. This is your wheat gluten.
  • Now you have to prepare it. Bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Place gluten in boing water and boil for 5 minutes. Do not cover. Reduce temp and add the soy sauce [or other broth ingredients].
  • Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce to medium low and simmer 25 to 30 minutes. It should be brown, soft, tender and salty with this broth. It is Seitan.