Help me!!!! when you are making plain homeade seitan what ingredients are needed and how much of those ingredients do you need? And what do you do after that cause the internet has so many different ways of cooking it that I don't know which one to use. Thanks, Kristin :)
It's actually really pretty easy once you get the hang of it. All you essentially need is the vital wheat gluten and liquid to moisten it. So the most basic seitan would be about an equal amount of wheat gluten to water, maybe a little less water depending on how firm you want it. You essentially work it into a dough and then you can simmer it in a broth, steam it, bake it, etc. I would say the most common method is to simmer the gluten, but we've steamed it successfully as well, both using a pot and using our rice cooker.
The flavoring you add is up to you. That's why there are so many recipes out there as people flavor with different things. You can replace some of the water with a broth, or simmer the gluten in a broth that you like. Just give it a try and you'll see it's not too hard.