Make Your Own Gluten
There are two ways of making gluten. One is by using gluten flour and the other one is by extracting the gluten yourself by washing.
I will show you both ways of making it, so that if you cannot find gluten flour in your locality, you can still make your own gluten.
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup Do-Pep or gluten flour
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
Salt to taste
1 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
In a bowl mix all the ingredients, except the water. Add water cautiously until you have a dough, that is neither too hard nor too mushy. Let rest for awhile while you prepare the cooking broth.
5 cups water
1 stalk celery
1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped
1/2 sweet pimento, seeded
Salt to taste
1 medium onion, peeled and halved
1 garlic clove, peeled
Bring broth to a boil. Cut your gluten dough in chunks, and drop them into the boiling broth. Let them cook in the broth for 30 minutes. You now have the basic gluten with which you can make a variety of meat-substitutes! You can also eat gluten simply by slicing it and sauteing it in a skillet with a bit of olive oil and lots of onions and peppers.
Here is Another Way to Prepare it-
Prepare a sauce as follows:
Pour some olive oil in a saucepan
Add a few tomato slices,
Some pimento strips
1 garlic clove
1 tsp. sweet paprika powder
Salt to taste
2 Tbsp. tomato sauce or to taste (optional)
Water (not too much)
When gluten is ready, cut into smaller pieces and cook it in this sauce for about 10 minutes until it soaks up the flavors of the sauce.
Wonderful with potatoes, rice or as a filling for pita and even for a pizza!
What exactly is gluten and how to make it?
Gluten is the protein from whole wheat that results when wheat is combined with water and made into a dough, kneaded enough, until it has become elastic, place in a bowl and cover with water. Let it sit for a while (about 1 hour), then take it to your sink and begin the process of washing it, to take out all the starch and the bran in the dough.
To wash the dough, place the bowl under a small flow of water from your tap, squeeze the dough and let the water carry the starch with it as it overflows the bowl, continue to do this until the water is very much clear and you are left with a smaller sized, spongy, somewhat graying ball,
which is the called gluten.Then, you cook it in a seasoned broth to prepare it.
This protein is the base for many packaged and frozen meat substitutes in the market. Learning to make it can be an economical and convenient thing for you.
Even if you purchase meat substitutes, you may want to learn to prepare your own gluten, which you can season to your taste, or you might want to learn the technique on how to make it just in case you run out of what you usually have.
Gluten can be flavored your own way, or you can use vegan seasonings to give it the flavor of chicken, fish, beef, turkey, etc.
You can flatten it for steaks, cut into chunks, grind it for hamburger and use it many other ways.
You can experiment by starting with the basic recipes that we suggest, and add to them the personal twists you want. Learning to make your own gluten can give a boost to your grocery bill, it can liberate your culinary creativity and it can also be very practical for you.
Not recommended for those who are allergic to gluten!
Don't Miss Out on Anything! Join our Facebook page!