Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Vegan ham

I'm not vegan, but I watched a vegan ham on youtube, and I had to make it. It turned out very very good, but for my taste it was too salty and spicy. For sure I will repeat it with some modifications.

Vegan Ham (from Gaz Oakley)



330g Vital Wheat Gluten 


325ml Vegetable Stock

3 tbs Soy Sauce

3 tbs Maple Syrup

3 tbs Miso Paste

4 tbs Sweet Smoked Paprika 

3 tbs Tomato Puree 

2 tbs Liquid Smoke (increase smoked paprika if you don’t have liquid smoke)

1 tbs Onion Granules 

1 tbs Garlic Granules  

1 cup/150g Smoked Tofu. I didn't have tofu, but I used cooked chickpeas instead.

1 tbs Dried Sage

1 tbs Mustard 

1 tsp Sea Salt

Spice Mix Coating

1 tbs Sweet Smoked Paprika

1 tbs Dried Sage 

6 Whole Cloves 


2 Onions, halved

2 Carrots, unpeeled, cut into 5cm/2in pieces

2 Celery Stalks, cut into 5cm/2in pieces

4 Bay Leaves

1 tbs Black Peppercorns

4 Cloves 

2 tbs Miso Paste

2 Litre Vegetable Stock 


1/2 cup/120ml Maple Syrup

3 tbs Wholegrain Mustard

2 tsp Sea Salt 

Mix all the wet ingredients in a blender, and mix it with the wheat gluten. Kneed it for 10-12 minutes.

Shape the dough into a roll. Sprinkle the herbs and spices,  wrap it in a cotton fabric, and tie the ends. Place it in the broth, and simmer for 90 minutes. Remove it, and let it cool. Take it out from the fabric. Make the glaze, applied to the ham, and bake it for 20 minutes. I served it with rice and salad, and with the leftover, I made grilled cheese sandwich with "ham". ENJOY!



  1. I can never be a vegan...a diet that's slightly better than SAD, very unhealthy all the same. The sandwich loaves look terrific!

  2. I fell asleep before I got to the end of the ingredients!

  3. I used to love meat alternatives made with wheat gluten until I was diagnosed with celiac (gluten intolerance). The vegan ham looks really good!

  4. I would never have guessed there was such a thing as Vegan Ham-very interesting preparation too. The bread loaves look perfect-so, delicious.