Holiday vegan ham made with seitan. This recipe can make 2 smaller vegan hams or one larger one to serve 4 people. Leftovers can be sliced for cold sandwiches, cubed for vegan ham chunks, pan-fried, or cut thicker like Canadian bacon.
In a blender add tofu, water, spices, and liquid smoke and blend until smooth. If the mixture doesn't blend completely add a little water and pulse until homogeneous.
Pour the blended tofu mixture into the bowl and mix until a dough forms.
Kneed the seitan dough until all wet and dry ingredients are incorporated over-mixing can make the seitan tougher.
Form a loaf shape and wrap fairly tight with parchment paper. Making sure to have enough to wrap around 3 times. The seitan will expand as it is steamed so it is important to twist both ends to enclose the cylinder like a tootsie roll.
Inside a steamer or a crockpot tuck the wrapped seitan ham inside and cover about half with water if using a slow cooker turn to high. This process should take about an hour keep watching it and turn it at about 30 minutes. The parchment paper should be noticeably tighter as the ham expands.
Set the oven for 400°F.
Take the seitan out of the steamer after it has expanded, unwrap, and optionally using a knife score the outside with a diagonal pattern.
Wisk or blend the ground clove, agave, and soy sauce. Place the seitan in a loaf pan.
Set the ham in the oven and start turning and basing with the agave nectar and soy sauce mix every 15 min for 1 hour or until the vegan ham has developed a nice looking outside glaze.
Take out of the oven and enjoy.
Perfect for Christmas, Easter, or any celebration.
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