Wheat Starch Recipes

As the trend for washing flour continues to grow, so does the need to figure out how to use up all that extra starch. The wheat starch recipe collection is here to help you do just that! And if you’re new to washing flour, check out how to do it by clicking the button below.
Wash the Flour (WTF) Method
Vegan White Cheddar | Wheat Starch WaterBy JenThis vegan white cheddar made with leftover wheat starch water gets its creaminess from cashews and cheddar flavor from a combination of nutritional yeast and the brine from a jar of olives. It's a hard cheese perfect for your next charcuterie board, but can also be sliced thin for sandwiches or grated onto just about anything for flavor. This recipe incldes some tapioca flour to help this become a meltable version for your grilled cheeses, too!
Vegan Flatbread | Wheat Starch WaterBy JenThese flatbreads are the perfect addition to any seitan, and they use up some of that starch water leftover from washing flour. They're delicious plain, but you can also baste them with a garlic-infused butter for a naan-style version.
Vegan Crepes | Wheat StarchBy JenTurn your leftover wheat starch from flour-washing into delicious vegan crepes! With the additions of JUST Egg (or your favorite egg replacer), plant milk and butter, plus a little extra flour, these skinny pancakes make a great breakfast. Omit the sugar and stuff with your favorite savory fillings for a tasty meal anytime. Yields about 8 crepes.
Starch Water Mild Cheddar CheeseBy JenThis vegan mild cheddar made with leftover wheat starch water gets some umami from mushroom powder and Worcestershire. It's a hard cheese perfect for your next charcuterie board, but can also be sliced thin for sandwiches or grated onto just about anything for flavor. The wheat starch does not get as stretchy as tapioca or potato starch, so while this will soften it won't exactly "melt."
Sauce Stache’s Vegan Pork BellyBy JenAnother amazing recipe from Sauce Stache, this vegan pork belly is an awesome and easy way to use up that starch water. And if you haven't heard of Sauce Stache yet, head directly over to his YouTube channel and hit the subscribe button. You won't be disappointed!
Starch Water TortillasBy JenTaco Tuesdays just got better! This simple tortilla recipe helps use up some of that starch water you might have hanging around, and it's perfect for when you're already making shreds.
Starch Water BaconBy JenThis vegan bacon is made from the starch water that remains from washing flour to make seitan. It's super simple to make, and despite my love for bacon made from vital wheat gluten, this the closest to the real thing as I've ever come.

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