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I looked through a bunch of post and didn't find the answer, just some more recipes and a warning that oven doors may explode. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br>
I just got a recipe for shredded bbq- I love bbq sauce, and use it on all kinds of things now. My fave is bbq green beans.<br><br>
Anyways I have never made seiten and this recipe calls for 2 cups vital wheat gluten. I am not sure about the gluten thing. (and what is vital wheat gluten, I honestly never heard of it) I know some people have problems with gluten.<br><br>
Will this recipe stir up their allergies and does someone have a recipe for making Seiten without using gluten or is that impossible. I have only ever bought it premade one time, so honestly this is a new item for me.<br><br>
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making seitan without gluten would be like making a fried egg without an egg. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
wheat gluten is just the protein part of wheat flour, with all the starch removed, I think.<br><br>
I bought mine online; it's a powder.
 

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They sell it in health food stores and maybe even the health section of meijers walmart and krogers
 

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Seiten is a wheat-meat that heavily requires wheat gluten (which is basically flour but mostly contains the gluten part of the wheat germ. This will activate celiac and wheat allergies), and can't be made without it. It binds the dough together and gives it the stringy, meaty texture. I've heard of some people making gluten free seiten through experimentation with xanthan gum, but I've seen no official recipes.<br><br>
Bob's red mill brand has a bag of vital wheat gluten. I use that for my "wheat-meat" that I make at home.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:"> Thanks for the help on that, I have been enlightened.<br><br>
Now why when making it is there the possibility of the oven door blowing open, are there ways to prevent this? I seriously think not only would I have a heart attack but I know my cats may exhaust their 9 lives in one moment. Considering a crack of thunder sends them into a panic.
 

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There are several ways to make seitan, but I don't think any of them would involve an oven door blowing open unless your oven door is prone to blowing open while baking normal things..? Can you provide a link where you read about this?<br><br>
Usually I just make mine in my crock pot, but you can either simmer it on the stove, bake it in the oven, or steam it.
 

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Here is a good link explaining a little about seitan and how to make it. Maybe it will give you some ideas... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><a href="http://megatarian.blogspot.com/2008/03/seitan-how-to.html" target="_blank">http://megatarian.blogspot.com/2008/...an-how-to.html</a>
 

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Gluten-free "seitan" (although I don't like that phrase, since seitan is by definition gluten): <a href="http://www.meatandeggfree.com/gluten-free-seitan.html" target="_blank">http://www.meatandeggfree.com/gluten-free-seitan.html</a><br><br>
These recipes look tasty enough. The first 2 would be good as BBQ. Note these are (I believe) British. Maize flour= (again I believe) what we call corn starch in the States. Pea flour I have no idea though. Chickpea flour can be purchased online or in (some) stores, or if you're brave just grind up dry garbanzo beans until flour-like. Which is not as easy as you'd think unfortunately. Dry chickpeas are like little rocks. Golden syrup=corn syrup maybe?<br><br>
VWG would be a lot easier if you're not cooking for someone who avoids gluten. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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There are several ways to make seitan, but I don't think any of them would involve an oven door blowing open unless your oven door is prone to blowing open while baking normal things..? Can you provide a link where you read about this?<br><br>
Usually I just make mine in my crock pot, but you can either simmer it on the stove, bake it in the oven, or steam it.</div>
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it was mentioned in the vb star of the week post, not sure if dvdr was serious or not, but it's kind of worried me
 

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Sarah and Dave - thanks for the links, I will be surfing them for more than just Seitan recipes. LOL! I think I found some new meals for this coming week.
 
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