BROTH The Base to soups, stews and many dishes. Many recipes call for broth, and broth makes for most of the flavour. Starting with a good broth is the secret to successful full on flavour dishes. This is the base of cooking.
All Good foods start with a good broth...This is the basic Beef Broth Recipe. You can experiment with different herbs, spices and vegetables according to the flavours you are after. Changing those will give your final broth the flavours and aromas of the ingredients you have chosen to add to your recipe.
Line a large colander with 2 layers of 100% cotton cheesecloth. Set Colander in a large heat-proof bowl; carefully pour broth into the lined colander.
Discard bones, vegetables and Seasoning.
|Fat Skimming Broth Jug|
For a lower fat version of broth
You can skim the fat from broth using the fat skimming ladle, or by placing it in fridge for 6-8 hours and removing the fat layer that forms on top.
you can cover broth and chill for up to 3 days or freeze it for up to 6 months. Freezing broth is very useful as making it is time consuming. you can make a large amount of broth, and freeze it in 1 cup portions, or as ice cubes, which you can use as you cook. Note that: thawed foods cannot be refrozen, therefore it is best you freeze in portions that you regularly use.
Other useful broth recipes
Chicken broth Recipe
Now that you have read this post, and have an idea how easy making broth is, do you think you will start making your own broths and stocks instead of buying the ready made ones? Let me know what you think, leave me a comment...