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Quick & Easy Seitan ( vegetarian meat ) recipe made from scratch!


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Until five years ago, I always bought expensive Gluten flour to make homemade Seitan.
Then, I just bought it ready made as the difference in price was not worth the hassle.
That is until I found a easy recipe explaining how to do it from scratch with plain flour.
When someone had proposed to show me how to do it about ten years ago I totally refused. It
sounded so very complicated…

Now, I make Seitan myself, the quickest, cheapest ( The price of less than a kilo of flour)
and easiest way!

Enjoy!

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Dough resting
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Seitan dough recipe
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1. 5 cups white flour
2. 2 Tbsp salt
3. 2 cups water

Method
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Put in a electric mixer or in a bowl all the ingredients. Knead until it has the regular dough texture.
Let it sit for 30 mn.

Put lump of dough in sifter with bowl underneath, let tap running. Squeeze dough for 5-10 mn
until water is clear.
Make sure nothing is left on the side of sifter. That is your gluten and it’s done!

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Rinsing of dough
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add:
3 to 6 tsp spices for 7 cups of flour

For Asian flair: Garlic, onion, ginger
Italian flair: Basil oregano, sage, rosemary
Mexican: Garlic, cumin, silatro, hot pepper

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Seitan dough ready to cook
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What is popular by me is, garlic,oregano, pili-pili ( hot pepper ) salt, paprika.
I fry it for about 30 mn or I put it on a fire, in tomato sauce with the same spices I use in the
Seitan dough. Sometimes I’ll put in in the oven in a bit of oil in a closed heat resistant glass bowl,
for 50 mn on 177 Degrees Celsius = 350 Degrees Fahrenheit.
Throw small balls in the soup, or fry with onions… there are endless possibilities!

Monte Carlo ” adapted ” easy biscuit recipe 100% natural!


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Hi everyone!

This recipe is, as the tittle specifies, adapted.
Meaning, I transfer it to my ” natural-sugar-language ” which is quite intricate, to say the least 🙂
It needs a lot of perseverance, stubbornness and space for trial and error.
It took me three batches to get to it, but some prefer the first, which had the disadvantage of loosing
it’s shape in the oven ( the pyramid fell but it was crunchier ) so, I’ll give you the two recipes.

P.S There’s no coconut in, for the coconut sensitive, no margarine or butter only oil which does less,
long term damage. I got good feedback from my family but let me know, your comments are important!

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Ingredients
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1. 3/4 cup oil ( olive, sesame or other )
2. 3 Tbsp ( heaped ) Rice syrup ( or 2 Tbsp sugar )
3. 3 1/2 cup Spelt flour ( or any other )
4. 3 Tbsp cornflour
5. 1 tsp baking powder
6. 1 egg ( only if using sugar!! )
7. 2-3 Tbsp whiskey or rum ( optional )

Method
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Mix it all together by hand, shape it, in the shapes your heart desires and put in oven ( on baking sheet obviously )
at 150 Degrees Celsius = 302 Degrees Fahrenheit for 20 mn, in a preheated oven.
For decoration you can stick a clove on the top of the pyramid or sprinkle cinnamon before you put in oven.

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The flatter & crunchier
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This is the first batch recipe, it is crunchier but flat.
The recipe has just a slight difference in the quantities,
nevertheless, it has own specific distinction.

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Ready for the oven
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Ingredients
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1. 1 cup oil
2. 3 Tbsp ( heaped ) Rice syrup ( or 2 Tbsp sugar )
3. 3 1/2 Tbsp ( heaped ) cornflour
4. 3 1/2 cup flour
5. 1 tsp baking powder
6. 1 egg ( for the sugar users only! )

Method
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Same as above, but on 180 Degrees Celsius = 356 Degrees Fahrenheit
for 10-15 mn, Check after 10, in a preheated oven.

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Freshly backed!
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Apple cake/ Multi-User dough/ quick & easy/ 100% natural recipe ( Now, in wholemeal Spelt flour too!! )


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Wholemeal…
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Hi everyone!

On this beautiful Sunday morning I would like to give you a very easy apple cake recipe with a dough that could be used for anything your imagination fancies, from sugarless jam layers, to chocolate ( carob powder for the cocoa sensitive ) or plain lemon, vanilla, rum, coffee, orange, almonds, from real or essence flavors, raisins, or raisins and dried fruits as Mango with pineapple and cranberry if you like, which will make it into a English fruit cake! Just use your creative side and innovate! Have fun while exploring, it’s the best way to have good results!

For the Gluten sensitive, there are countries where you can find specific flowers for that purpose, inquire at your local nature shop.

Enjoy and let me know!

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Sugarless apple cake

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Dough ingredients

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1.   2 1/2 cup white Spelt flour ( Same rule as before, same cup throughout. Any flower you wish if your habits and availabilities are different )

2.   1 pinch of salt ( Best from a nature shop but not indispensable )

3.   2 tsp ( Dessert spoon ) Baking powder

4.   1 pinch Baking soda

5.   1/2 cup oil ( As I mentioned before, I use extra virgin olive oil and the taste goes away in the baking or cooking but, anything is good )

6.   1 cup of rice syrup ( Honey, Golden syrup or any natural sweetener )

7.   1 cup of Soda water or sparkling water if you want.

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Method

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Mix thoroughly by hand too before pouring the dough unto the apples, the ingredients are likely to stick at the bottom.

I’m giving you all these minor details as they tend to be annoying to have to discover on the spot 🙂

8.   Peel 4-5 very big apples or 6-7 regular, cut in regular slices.

Take a  baking tin ( I happened to have a 5 cm =2 inches deep, 23 cm = 9.05 inches wide and 32 cm = 12.59 long, and fitted perfectly ) but anything will do, don’t be afraid to experiment, even if it’s not perfect at the first try, what a sense of victory when it comes out just right!

Put a baking paper sheet in it, fill with your apples to the near top, slide in the oven on 150 degrees Celsius = 302 degrees Fahrenheit, for one hour to one and a quarter. I nevertheless enjoy ” checking ” on it, you need the apples to be thoroughly baked.

Serve it warm or cold, they’ll bless you for it! 🙂

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…and wholemeal
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P.S I have made for the photos, one batch in the usual white Spelt flour and the other I tried for the first time to do it with Spelt wholemeal flour. It is delicious but doesn’t look as nice to the eye ( being brown ) This cake keeps very well in the fridge, but from experience, it seldom stays that long!

Let me know what is your opinion about the wholemeal version 🙂

Two celebrations in one day / Inauguration!/Granola bar 100% Natural recipe


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I’d like to inaugurate my new category with a first recipe!
” Natural recipes ” will contain anything from natural granola bars to self-made
natural cosmetics. The idea came up, today, when my kids demanded our classical
granola recipe. It was so easy and the ingredient so simple…

Those recipes come naturally to me because I’m so familiar with them so, why not give
some pleasure to those around by posting it?
When I say natural, I mean totally clean and free from, coloring, sugar, margarine…
So, I hope you’ll enjoy this new project of mine and let me know if you ventured
into the realization of those recipes.

I’ll introduce you now to the famous granola recipe.

Granola bar recipe ( You can cut the amounts in half )
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Ingredients

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1.   3 cups of rolled oats ( whichever size you have stick to the same cup throughout the recipe )
2.   1 cup wheat germs ( or, rough Spelt flower or, any type if you don’t mind it less natural )
3.   1 cup roasted or raw sunflower seeds
4.   1/2 cup raw or roasted sesame seeds
5.   1/2 shredded coconut
6.   1/4 cup of oil ( it can even be olive oil, I use extra virgin and no one feels anything )
7.   1/2 cup apple juice unsweetened, ( it is available in all the stores everywhere I imagine )
8.   1 cup raisins
9.   2 cups rice syrup ( or golden syrup, honey, any natural sweetener you have )
Optional: Cinnamon ( just sprinkle overall )
Optional: Ginger powder ( but I don’t use it )

All ingredients I use are usually organic.

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Method

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Mix it well in a bowl, put in a flat oven tray with paper baking sheet on  ( 2 cm deep = 0.78  inch, 30 cm wide = 11.08  inches, 40 cm long = 15.74 inches )  flatten it with the spoon and put in the oven for 30 minutes on 170 Degrees Celsius or 338 Degrees Fahrenheit ( without heating it beforehand ) after 30-40 mn ( 40 mn is crunchier, 30 mn might be too soft for some, try and see what is to your liking 🙂 ) take it out, cut carefully with sharp knife immediately or it’ll brake,
let it cool, it’ll harden as it loses its heat. My photos are made of a double recipe as I find it keeps very well in a plastic box.

Enjoy!

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