This recipe is all over the interwebs, but in case you haven't stumbled across it before, here it is again. It's good, everyone loves it, except my boyfriend, but he has weird taste. It goes very nicely sliced in sandwices with spinach, tomato and vegan mayo. I think it would also go well in pasta dishes, but I haven't tried that yet.
1.5 cups vital wheat gluten
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp salt
2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cumin
1-2 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp allspice (I left this out, as I didn't have any))
3/4 cups cold water
4 tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp ketchup
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp vegetarian Worcestershire sauce (I used soy sauce instead)
1-3 cloves garlic, crushed well
Pre-heat oven to 170C.
In a large mixing bowl mix dry ingredients. Mix the rest of the ingredients (liquid ingredients) in a smaller mixing bowl. Whisk well until mixed.
Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix well, then knead for several minutes.
Form into a log (6-8" long), wrap tightly in foil, twisting ends. Bake for 90 minutes. When done baking, unwrap and leave out to cool all the way. Then wrap it foil or plastic and refrigerate. Slice to use as desired.