Homemade Baked Seitan
Homemade seitan can be baked instead of boiled, for a similar result. This version is deliciously chewy straight out of the oven, and makes an excellent deli-style lunch “meat” when sliced thin.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 8
- 1 12-ounce block silken tofu
- ⅔ cup water
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- ⅓ cup barbecue sauce
- 2 teaspoons hot chili sauce (optional)
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 2¼ cups vital wheat gluten
Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a loaf pan well.
Purée the tofu, water, and olive oil until smooth and creamy, at least 1 minute. Stir in barbecue sauce, hot chili sauce, onion and garlic powders, and seasoning salt.
Combine vital wheat gluten and mix in with your hands to form a dough. Knead the dough a few times to get an even texture. Let dough rest for a few minutes, then knead again for a minute or 2.
Firmly press into a small loaf pan, forming a compacted loaf.
Bake for 35–40 minutes or until just starting to brown. Cool completely before using.
Calories: 234 | Fat: 11g | Sodium: 127mg | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 26g