I wanted to make some seitan yesterday but couldn’t muster up the motivation to do all that kneading and stuff. So, I wondered if I could just bung all the ingredients in the bread machine and let that do all the work for me instead. And, guess what – it worked! It worked so well, I made about sixty new best friends after I posted the results on the What Fat Vegans Eat Facebook page.
I used the recipe on the Post Punk Kitchen website as I’d made Isa’s seitan before using the traditional simmering method and it was gorgeous. The bread machine method makes it smooth and not resembling brains like it usually does. It also forms a thin crust while the inside remains moist and chewy just like seitan should be.
I have no idea if it makes a difference which order you put the ingredients in your bread machine but I put the wet ingredients in first, then the dry, as that’s what my instruction manual says to do. Then I set the bread machine to the basic program, light crust, small loaf, pressed the start button and about three hours later I had a perfect loaf of seitan!
You can thank me later.