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SMOKEY MAPLE HAM ROAST

  Makes 8 to 12 servings.

INGREDIENTS:
Gluten Roast:

2 cups instant gluten flour
2 packets vegetarian ham broth powder (Goya brand)
¼ teaspoon cloves
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon COLGIN NATURAL HICKORY LIQUID SMOKE
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons oil
1 and ¼ cups water

Simmering Broth:

4 packets vegetarian ham broth powder (Goya brand)
2 tablespoons COLGIN NATURAL HICKORY LIQUID SMOKE
¼ cup soy sauce
½ cup maple syrup
½ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon cloves
4 cups tap water

Instructions:

  This recipe is mixed in a bread maker and cooked in a crock pot.  It can also be mixed by hand if you don’t have a bread machine, but you really need a crock pot for the slow cooking that gives this roast it characteristic texture.  It has a succulent, subtly spicy, ham flavor and the texture that is remarkably similar to dry roasted ham.  This recipe is suprisingly meat-like, and well worth the small effort it takes to prepare.
  Begin by preparing the roast.

Bread Machine Method:  Measure all of the roast ingredients into your bread machine.  Turn it on and allow it to mix for 10 to 15 minutes.  Remove the roast dough from the bread machine and allow it to rest for a few minutes.  Shape it into a large, thick oval.

Hand Method:  Measure the vital wheat gluten, broth powder, cloves and cayenne into a large bowl.  Stir with a fork to distribute the seasonings evenly.  In another bowl combine the maple syrup, liquid smoke, soy sauce, oil and 1 and ¼ cups water.  Mix well.  Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients.  Stir to combine.  Knead the dough by hand for about 10 minutes by the clock.  You want to work the gluten well, so that the texture of the cooked roast is firm. &nb