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Nagoo Sun 06-Feb-11 16:40:43

The pissing Bisto wouldn't thicken, so i got in a massive huff, said very loud, very bad words and refused to eat my dinner as it had cornflour thickened gravy that tasted shite.

AIBU that I don't know how to make real gravy?

usualsuspect Sun 06-Feb-11 16:42:09

use gravy granules

Lucyintheskywithdiazepam Sun 06-Feb-11 16:42:39

I'm a relatively competent cook and I couldn't make a decent gravy if you put a gun to my head so no, YANBU.

Luckily my OH can make gravy so Sunday roasts are his domain.

BeeBox Sun 06-Feb-11 16:42:47

Yes, YABVVVU. It is a piece of piss to make gravy and there are about a dozen really easy ways to do it. Can you not just google 'gravy recipe' next time, and then you won't get all huffy and starve grin

Bisto is foul.

cyb Sun 06-Feb-11 16:43:29

Would you like to know how to make gravy?

(altho I do lob in a spoonful of granules a at the end to thicken it up)

valiumredhead Sun 06-Feb-11 16:43:40

Why didn't you just add more Bisto? grin

If you know how to add cornflour you have practically already made real gravy!

BendyBob Sun 06-Feb-11 16:43:45

Ditto gravy granules.

Nagoo Sun 06-Feb-11 16:44:15

usualsuspect, my granules were defective!

gordyslovesheep Sun 06-Feb-11 16:44:48

wisk it and add more granules - I hate making gravy YANBU

I just got cross because I have to make seperate everything for the kids when making sweet and sour chicken as they all dislike seperate bit of the meal <rolls eyes> in faffing with that I burnt my noodles for my perfectly normal mixed together meal - buggers

chibi Sun 06-Feb-11 16:45:09

it's less hard than you think, and nicer

i only make bisto if we are having sausages

you need the roasting pan, splash of red or white wine (depending on whether you are having beef or fowl), herbs of your choice, flour or cornflour

put a tbsp flour in a bowl with enough water to make a smooth liquid, cream consistency, mix with a fork wil smooth

put pan on hob with a goodly splash of wine and deglaze (scrape) the pan to get up and dissolve any crusty bits, you could chuck in herbs here too

when the gravy is boiling, slowly pour in some of the flour mix and stir, stop when the desired thickness is reached

this whole process takes about 5 minutes and it tastes lovely, really it is worth it

lessnarkypuffin Sun 06-Feb-11 16:45:22

There are different schools of thought which seem to split into:

a) juices from roast cooked down
b) roux based
c) buy some

If it upsets you learn/adapt a way that works for you. Or buy some.

Itsjustafleshwound Sun 06-Feb-11 16:45:32

Can't make gravy well, but ....

Take the roasting oil and run-off
Add flour to make a paste
Add chicken/beef stock until you get the right consistency
Season

It kinda works ...

LaWeaselMys Sun 06-Feb-11 16:46:08

she did.

Gravy is easy honest.

Take the meat out the roasting dish, make sure all the juices are in there. Collect a cup full of hot water from boiling veg chuck in a spoonful of flour mix together.

Stick roasting dish on hob, turn heat low, chuck in flour and water use a metal spatula/vented spoon type thing to mix all together. If the juices are really fatty you can spoon some of the top layer off before adding flourwater. A tiny bit of vinegar can help if there is cooked on bits to the tray.

Takes all of about 2 minutes.

Obviously you can make it way more complicated. You can use cornflour instead of plain flour, you can add veg or meat stock. But the basic is fine.

Nagoo Sun 06-Feb-11 16:47:26

evidently I don't know how to add cornflour since my bin is full of super thick brown paste.

I used half of the big container and it wasn't getting any thicker!

fucking bastard bloody bisto.

I can't make real gravy if I had pie (so no juices from roast)can I? (genuine question, not just bile fueled ranting btw)

lessnarkypuffin Sun 06-Feb-11 16:48:16

Personally I LOATHE cornflour.

FluffyMummy123 Sun 06-Feb-11 16:48:55

YUK BARFY COMMON BISTO

LaWeaselMys Sun 06-Feb-11 16:50:05

You would have to have some appropriate meat stock in the freezer. then same again with flour and water.

(I just use bisto in that situation though! But much more granuales than it says on pack)

Nagoo Sun 06-Feb-11 16:50:06

In lieu of dinner I had cold rice pudding out of the tin.

I like being the grown up. I'd never let ds get away with that shit.

lessnarkypuffin Sun 06-Feb-11 16:52:28

Gravy for pie?

I'd mix some veg oil with flour. Cook over a heat for a minute or two stirring. Very gradually add stock- veg or appropriate meat stock- stirring all the time.

Or, put a pan of stock on the hob, add wine, chopped celery carrot, onion, mushrooms, boil away for as long as it takes to reduce to a nice consistency and seive.

GrimmaTheNome Sun 06-Feb-11 16:53:21

Is it just me or does this thread title sound like a peculiarly messy and unsatisfying perversion?

lessnarkypuffin Sun 06-Feb-11 16:53:40

Or sieve.

BendyBob Sun 06-Feb-11 16:54:30

'fucking bastard bloody bisto' Gosh..not one of the Bisto kids then?grin

5DollarShake Sun 06-Feb-11 16:56:12

Bisto is rank. Fact.

Nagoo Sun 06-Feb-11 16:57:52

I'm now laughing at me.

DH will be pleased... when he dares to return from the park with DS blush

gordyslovesheep I'm sorry about your noodles.

FabbyChic Sun 06-Feb-11 16:58:08

4 heaped spoons of gravy powder mixed into a paste with cold water, pour into cold water and continue stirring until thickens and bubbling.

Easy.

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