. (zeeohee) wrote in vegancooking,

Can this seitan be saved?

I'm in the process of simmering a batch of the PPK's seitan, but when I was making it, I accidentally added too much water. The recipe calls for very cold water, so I put a glass measuring cup full in the freezer, intending to measure out the proper amount after it had chilled. Apparently I was really in the seitan-making groove, because I forgot and just dumped the whole thing in. It was only about 1/3 of a cup too much, but the seitan "dough" was really wet and was not holding together very well. I added about 1/4 cup of just regular flour (unfortunately, I had used the last of my gluten flour) and squeezed the water out as best as I could...is this going to work, or am I going to be disappointed in an hour or so? It seemed to be a lot firmer when I put it into the water, but I'm afraid it's just going to cook apart or something. Any ideas/advice for next time (other than remember to measure things)?

EDIT: Okay, it definitely didn't work. Ooooops. There were a few seitan-y tidbits, but on the whole, I ended up with a bowlful of what looks like oatmeal.
Tags: -failed-recipes&disasters, seitan
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