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Jamie's make ahead gravy

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dingit Thu 22-Dec-16 20:20:54

Anyone else like to just tip it over his smug head? It keeps cropping up everywhere. Make ahead gravy my arse. Just who can be bothered fgrin

FreeButtonBee Thu 22-Dec-16 20:22:56

<raises hand gingerly> me! The gravy is always the last thing to be made so everything else is getting cold and there I am begging it not to go lumpy. This way I add a bit of turkey juices and some cranberry sauce and we're good to go. Made mine in November. Also volume. I have 3 Northerns coming for Christmas. They need a pint of gravy each!!

ZeViteVitchofCwismas Thu 22-Dec-16 20:29:49

DH, he has been sucked into making it - I want to buy M and s Posh gravey and build on it fgrin

redexpat Thu 22-Dec-16 20:31:12

Is it any good? Am off to google as I've not heard of it before. I guess it is a massive amount of faff but delicious end product?

MrsPnut Thu 22-Dec-16 20:34:12

I made mine about a month ago, I started it whilst I was cooking dinner and finished it off whilst chatting in the kitchen after we'd eaten.
It didn't take much effort really and it does taste delicious.

mumonashoestring Thu 22-Dec-16 20:36:37

I've made this the last few Christmases and it's gorgeous stuff. Not too faffy either as a lot of it is doing a bit, then leaving it to do its thing for a while. It's just so much easier than buggering about with flour and a whisk and all that nonsense whilst trying to cook veg, finish off sauces, serve/carve etc.

Cheguevarahamster Thu 22-Dec-16 20:41:31

I've made it before and it the most tasteless pile of shite I have ever had the misfortune to taste.

maybeshesawomble Thu 22-Dec-16 20:42:46

We didn't a couple of years ago and it was awful!

Enkopkaffetak Thu 22-Dec-16 20:43:36

We have made it several times its delicious. Currently got chicken wings in the fridge waiting for us to make it.

maybeshesawomble Thu 22-Dec-16 20:44:48

We 'did it'...

DH is the cook in our house and his normal gravy is amazing but the make ahead was tasteless.

ArcticMumkey Thu 22-Dec-16 20:45:00

ummm.....me! made and frozen today. Cooking for 10 on christmas day so one less thing to do!

hussherbye Thu 22-Dec-16 20:46:55

It's sooooooooooooooooo good. And easy

Waffles80 Thu 22-Dec-16 20:47:54

It's brilliant.

dingit Thu 22-Dec-16 20:50:19

Well that told me then fgrin

(Still eyeing up saved pot of bits of stock in freezer and jar of bistro best.)

EsmesBees Thu 22-Dec-16 20:54:39

I did it once and it was a complete waste of time. Like bland chicken stock.

TulipsInAJug Thu 22-Dec-16 20:54:56

I watched him make it on TV a few years ago. It looked disgusting. And a real faff, like most of his stuff.

I simply make it from the juices of the turkey and the vegetables on the day, a tiny bit of bisto, and a slug of port. Delicious.

hippoinamudhole Thu 22-Dec-16 20:56:54

Me too. Mine's in the freezer. Much easier than faffing about when trying to cook dinner

Hassled Thu 22-Dec-16 20:59:10

I've made it the last few years - I think it's absolutely lovely, and it does make the day easier when you already have the basis of a really nice gravy. I take my gravy insanely seriously, mind you - a roast meal lives or dies by the quality of the gravy.

Sussex1983 Thu 22-Dec-16 20:59:24

I must have done something wrong, because I made it & thought it was rubbish.

Prefer the usual gravy I make for a roast (butter, flour wine & jelly in with the stock), or the M&S ready made one. Both much quicker & cheaper to make.

ZeViteVitchofCwismas Thu 22-Dec-16 21:43:24

dh is really keen to make it - I think it will be bland fsad I dont want it.

hussherbye Thu 22-Dec-16 21:48:03

I have to say it doesn't taste amazing once made- it benefits from sitting in the fridge a bit, then once mixed with fresh turkey juices its magic

PlumsGalore Thu 22-Dec-16 21:51:21

I do it every year, I do leave out the star anise now though as it adds a horrid aftertaste. It saves so much time on the day and tastes the best.

JustSpeakSense Thu 22-Dec-16 21:53:36

I did that one year, it was such a faff, and really not worth the effort. I now buy M&S ready made posh turkey gravy, its Delicious.

Bauble16 Thu 22-Dec-16 21:56:49

I found it bland and watery? Can't have done it right hmm. I like turkey juices, rosemary, some granules. Always nice

JennyWoodentop Thu 22-Dec-16 21:57:01

I usually make onion gravy and freeze it, then on the day add wine, meat juices whatever. I've never tried Jamie's, but I do find making the gravy ahead of time is great as I run out of rings on the hob otherwise.

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