Recipes from Washed Flour

This quickly-growing collection of seitan recipes uses the “Wash the Flour (WTF)” or simply, Washed Flour method of making seitan. Scroll down to find some recipes for the leftover starch water here, too. (More coming soon!) If you’ve never washed flour before, check out the step-by-step guide and video tutorial here:
Wash the Flour (WTF) Method
Roast Turkee II | Washed Flour SeitanBy JenThis is a slight variation to my first washed flour turkee recipe. I left out the mushrooms, started with a little more flour for a larger yield, and slightly adjusted the amount of seasonings and tofu. I really twisted the dough when knotting this one and wrapped in a cheesecloth to keep it from expanding in my slow cooker. I think this improved the texture, giving it a better "meat grain," but it's still just as flavorful and juicy as the original.
Vegan Cajun Deli-Style Turkey | Washed Four SeitanBy JenThis vegan, cajun, deli-style turkey gets simmered in a slow cooker in a delicious broth, then roasted to develop the crust. The chicken-style bouillon and extra swirls of cajun seasoning throughout really pack in the flavor!
Vegan Chicken SatayBy JenMarinate your seitan in a delicious blend of lemongrass, shallots, herbs and spices, then skewer and grill to perfection to make this veganized chicken satay. Use the spicy peanut sauce as an amazing dip or salad dressing.
Vegan Salami | Washed Flour SeitanBy JenThis peppery, garlicky, wine-infused vegan salami gets its fattiness and an extra boost of flavor from bits of provolone cheese. I'm calling it "Jen"oa-style. 🥴 🤣
Vegan Deli-Style Beef | Washed Flour SeitanBy JenIf you're looking for a flavorful, yet simple recipe for beef from washed flour, look no further! No need to worry about achieving the perfect oven temperature, frying or making a broth, because this seitan is cooked by wrapping and steaming. It slices up perfectly for sandwiches, or you can make thicker cutlets and fry them up for a quick steak-style seitan, too!
Vegan Deli-Style Ham | Washed Flour SeitanBy JenIf you're looking for a flavorful, yet simple recipe for ham from washed flour, look no further! No need to worry about achieving the perfect oven temperature, frying or making a broth, because this seitan is cooked by wrapping and steaming. Slices up perfectly for sandwiches, too!
Vegan Chicken Souvlaki | Washed Flour SeitanBy JenThis vegan chicken souvlaki is juicy, savory, and perfect to bring to any barbecue or potluck. I used washed flour seitan chicken as my base, but any chicken-style seitan should work well. If you do wash flour, you can save the starch to make flatbreads!
Vegan Prosciutto | Washed Flour SeitanBy JenThis vegan seitan prosciutto is just like I remember the real thing. It's salty, savory, and even a little bit funky. It's simple, yet elegant enough for your next charcuterie, or wrapped around your favorite fruits or veggies.
Washed Flour ChickenBy JenWhat could be easier than throwing everything into your slow cooker? I love to simmer like this for the best shreds, and it works awesome for cutlets or a roast, too. You can always add more seasoning to the dough, (especially if roasting) but this amount leaves the seitan "open" to be used as you would chicken in lots of dishes. Hang on to that broth cause it makes an amazing soup base or gravy!
Washed Flour Corned BeefBy JenMake this vegan corned beef from washed flour using the broth twice. Once to cook your seitan, and again for the vegetables.
Washed Flour Pulled PorkBy JenMaking these vegan pulled pork shreds from washed flour is by far the closest texture to the real thing. Slow cook in an easy, flavorful broth and finish on a grill, under a broiler, or shred it and eat it right out of the pot!
Washed Flour Roast BeefBy JenThis vegan beaf made from washing flour is tender and juicy. After simmering, you can slice it cold for sandwiches, cut into shreds and fry them up for hot sandwiches, or coat with some salt, pepper, and a garlic-herb infused vegan butter and roast. The simmering liquid makes an amazing gravy or jus which can be thickened with a little bit of leftover starch water.
Vegan Prime Rib(less) from Washed FlourBy JenThis vegan prime rib(less) roast made from washing flour has an amazing meaty texture and beefy flavor. It's fancy enough for your holiday table, but easy enough to be enjoyed more often.
Washed Flour Roast TurkeeBy JenLooking for a new twist on vegan roast turkey? Try making it from washed flour! The texture is spot-on, the flavor is impeccable (without a hint of that gluteny taste), and it's so juicy you don't even need gravy... though I'm not skipping it lol. The addition of the skin thanks to YdaJun's Plant-Based Kitchen's recipe really sets this over the top.

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