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Ingredients I don't know where to get :(
Posted March 21st, 2012 - 2:52 pm by from Ile-d'Arz, France (Permalink)
Hopefully, you noticed my message about the vegan cooking workshop I'm organizing.
(bts, it's still looking for a host...)

About that, I'm looking forward to teach and prepare some vegan dishes, which ingredients are, unfortunately, not so easy to find in Istanbul.


- SEITAN or, better, GLUTEN? (I'm looking for gluten flour in order to make seitan myself)
- TEMPEH? (fermented soja stuff, similar to tofu, but with entire beans inside)
- GALANGAL? (I know, this one's tricky... it's a root similar to ginger)
- CHEAP COCONUT MILK? (coconut milk in Istanbul is sooo expensive!)

thanks for anybody who can help :)

Posted March 22nd, 2012 - 3:00 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
You don't really need gluten flour to make Seitan as you can make it yourself using regular wheaten-flour. First you have to make a firm dough out of the flour, some spices and water. Be sure to knead it extensively to bring out the gluten in the wheaten-flour. Let the dough rest for a bit and then wash out the starch by kneading the dough under water. Repeatedly replace the water. When the water remains (sufficently) clear, the Seitan is ready to be cooked in a broth.
Here is a nice video of how to do it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9vHa66Bm5E

Posted March 22nd, 2012 - 3:43 pm by from Ile-d'Arz, France (Permalink)
I know how to prepare seitan from scratch :)
I really want to use gluten because I'm going to prepare seitan in a workshop destined also to chef students.
In a professional kitchen, like in a vegetarian restaurant, is really rare to prepare seitan from regular flour, as it is time consuming and the resulting dough always contains some residual starch.

But thanks for the info, I hope someone else will try this at home!

Posted August 7th, 2012 - 5:57 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
I'm totally going to try this at home!

Posted April 22nd, 2013 - 5:43 pm from Elazig, Turkey
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