Seitan bread, veal tongue, hazelnuts and capers

Matteo Baronetto - Carlo Cracco

For 4 people

500 g of weak flour
300 g of water
1 veal tongue
12 salted capers
120 g of hazelnut paste
80 g lamb's lettuce
1 carrot
1 stick of celery
1 onion
1 clove of garlic
4 white peppercorns
½ a bay leaf
8 g of salt


Cook the veal tongue in plenty of hot water with the carrot, celery, onion, garlic, white pepper, bay leaf and salt for about 40 minutes. Drain away the water and leave to cool. Once cooled, finely slice the tongue in a meat slicer.
Mix the flour with the water for 5 minutes, place the mixture in a metal mixing bowl and cover it with cold water. Keep it at room temperature for 7 hours, keeping only the gluten fibre, then rinse it in a colander.
Leave the dough to rest in the fridge for half a day. An hour before serving, break off small pieces of dough weighing 15 g each and cook them in the microwave at 950 watts for 4 minutes. After cooking the seitan bread buns, cut them in half horizontally and fill them with the lamb's lettuce, the salted capers, the veal tongue slices and the hazelnut paste.