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 Post subject: Is vital wheat gluten vital?! (excuse the pun!)
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:00 pm 
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I've seen lots of recipes that I'd like to try out, but that use vital wheat gluten, for example, the infamous chickpea cutlets wich I'd love to try!

Is it a non negotiable? Or can you use something as a substitute?
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 Post subject: Re: Is vital wheat gluten vital?! (excuse the pun!)
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:05 pm 
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I'm nearly certain that it is non-negotiable but I'm sure someone here knows 100% for sure.


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 Post subject: Re: Is vital wheat gluten vital?! (excuse the pun!)
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 Post subject: Re: Is vital wheat gluten vital?! (excuse the pun!)
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:57 pm 
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You can use strong bread flour and knead the mixture very well, but you won't get the same chewy texture.


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 Post subject: Re: Is vital wheat gluten vital?! (excuse the pun!)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:00 am 
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Yeah, you can sub even normal plain flour in chickpea cutlets or bean balls but they'll be different to the way they'd be if they were made with VWG.


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 Post subject: Re: Is vital wheat gluten vital?! (excuse the pun!)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:13 am 
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Before I got my hands on gluten powder, I hand-made wheat meat. It takes a bit longer but is very satisfying.

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