Making gravy from scratch is easy to do and allows you to avoid the highly processed ingredients which can typically be found in store-bought gravy. Follow this guide for our simple steps and tips on how to make gravy from scratch.
Start with a foundation of flavour, using ingredients like onions, mushrooms and/or celery and build on it with herbs and either vegetable stock, red wine or nut milk. Gravy is then thickened with some form of starch; anything from all-purpose flour to corn starch or potato starch. No matter which ingredients you’re starting with, you can always use an immersion blender to ensure your gravy has a smooth, luxurious texture.
In this version we keep it very simple and build upon browned onions, fresh thyme and a bit of garlic. We further season the gravy with vegetable bouillon, soy sauce as well as black pepper and combine full fat coconut milk with oat flour to get a rich, creamy gravy that pairs well with everything.
Preparation time: 15 minutes, cooking time: 20 minutes, yielding about 1.5 litres of gravy.
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