Vegan Chinese Five Spice Seitan

Hi Guys, Today we're making Chinese Five Spice Seitan! [Hail Seitan!] Not the lord of darkness, but an animal-free source of dense protein that's made from wheat! This savory seitan incorporates the unique flavour of Chinese Five Spice, a blend of cinnamon, cloves, star anise, Sichuan pepper, and fennel. You can buy it at Asian grocery stores and in the ethnic aisle of major supermarkets. The loaf is steamed

to keep it moist, then glazed with a sweet sauce, baked and broiled to form smoky crust. Takes a little longer than my usual recipes, but it's worth it! To start, get a large mixing bowl and combine the bouillon, brown sugar, garlic, salt and five spice powder with a tablespoon of vinegar and a cup of hot water. Add the oil and stir it all up until the bouillon

is dissolved. Next, stir in a quarter cup of soy flour. It gives the loaf a nicer texture than wheat gluten alone, but if you don't have it just replace it with the same amount of gluten or chickpea flour. We'll add one and a quarter cup of vital wheat gluten and just stir that in. It will turn into this soft dough. Knead this for a few minutes. Almost right away,

you can see the gluten strands developing. Now, prepare a large piece of aluminum foil big enough to wrap up the seitan. Oil the center lightly. Place the seitan dough in the middle and roll it up firmly into a log shape. Squeeze out any air and tuck the ends under. Then we stab the thing a few times for it's own good! We're creating vents so the steam can escape during

cooking. Then into the steamer it goes! Steam on high heat for 40 minutes. Make sure you have enough water in there and don't let it run dry. Afterwards, remove the seitan very carefully. As you can see, we could've done with some more vents to prevent this explosion. Now, preheat your oven to 350 degrees farenheit while we make the glaze.Simply combine the ingredients: I'm using melted Earth Balance buttery spread,

brown sugar, lemon juice, garlic, and a teaspoon of five spice powder. You'll want to add some salt and pepper as well. Maybe a half teaspoon of each or to your taste. Line a baking pan with parchment paper for easy clean up after. Place the seitan loaf in and brush it all over with the glaze, reserving the rest of the liquid. Once the oven is hot, bake for 15

minutes. Afterwards. carefully remove it from the oven, and switch the broiler on. Using about half the remaining glaze, coat the loaf generously. Make sure to get all the nooks and crannies and the sides. Then it 's back in the oven. Let it cook under the broiler for about five minutes or until it's nicely browned. We'll flip it, brush on the rest of the glaze. Put it back under

the broiler for about five more minutes until it's really well browned and bubbly like this. Remove it carefully from the oven before slicing and there we have our five spice seitan! Tender and juicy on the inside with a great crispy crust. It's wonderful to use in stirfry dishes or to top rice. But today, I'm putting it into some fresh flour tortillas. Check out last week's video for the easy

tortilla recipe. So here we have our tasty seitan slices in the wrap, along with vegenaise, greens, and sauteed onions with a bit of grated carrot for colour and sweetness. So scrumptious! I hope you give this recipe a try. Thank you so much for watching this video. If you liked it, please give it a thumbs up. If you haven't already, please subcribe for more easy vegan recipes every Friday! Bye

for now!
Hi Guys, Today we're making Chinese Five Spice Seitan! [Hail Seitan!] Not the lord of darkness, but an animal-free source of dense protein that's made from wheat! This savory seitan incorporates the unique flavour of Chinese Five Spice, a blend of cinnamon, cloves, star anise, Sichuan pepper, and fennel. You can buy it at Asian grocery stores and in the ethnic aisle of major supermark...