With kittee's picture of sizzling seitan on my mind, I followed the recipe she had used, and... Disaster. Presently, floating in broth in my slow-cooker, I have one large gelatinous, rubbery mass of goop. It doesn't look like something I would happily eat. It looks like something that would, on the contrary, sprout tentacles and set in motion dreadful plans for world domination, possibly through some bizarre religious cult. I am afraid, ladies and gentlemen and others, that I am afraid of the contents of my slow-cooker. I shall give it 2 more hours, and then call out the national guard.
So... what went wrong? I followed the instructions to the letter. Ingredients into bread machine on dough cycle; resulting tapioca-pocked gluten made into appropriate "roast"; boiling broth poured into slow-cooker, "roast" added, and more broth to cover; slow-cooker set on low for 6 hours. Help!