Help with "GRAVY" pleaseee

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  1. Roz V

    Roz V Full Member

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    What do the rest of you use for (minimum syn) gravy? Until SW we'd always used gravy granules. Now use passata/chopped tomatoes - plain or flavoured - with suitable meals.

    Although we both like chicken Bovril and Marmite, how do you thicken them, quickly, easily and with as few syns as possible?

    Or any other syn free/VL syn ideas please.
     
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    Sorry, I can't help you. I still use gravy granules. At 1 syn per tbsp I don't think it's that bad, plus I don't have it that often so it's like a treat in a way.

    Have you tried adding some beef bovril to the passata or tinned toms?
     
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    Thanks so much for replying Ninja. I'd not looked it up properly, and thought that the granules were MUCH higher. Going to try using far less granules than before, making a much thinner gravy, and see what that is like.

    Will also try "flavouring" the passata - we use "gravy" frequently, so that could also be useful. Thanks again.
     
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    I like lot of gravy so I use this:

    Fry some sliced red onions & mushrooms till soft, add a splah of balsamic vinegar. Add 142m Sainsbury's Be Good to Yourself, Gravy Granules, made up as directed (2 sins) & top up with another 142ml boiling water and a couple of teaspoons of chicken bovril. Allow it to simmer for a few mins untill thickened to your liking.

    This does 2 good servings at 1 sin per person.
     
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    I make up the chicken or beef bovril put it in a pan, add some salt & pepper then use a tablespoon of cornflour (mixed with a little water to make a paste) add it & keep stirring until it is thickened.

    I love making this with onions then I pour it over cooked sausages & warm them in the oven so the skins go all soft & nice
     
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    I know this may be a bit of a blonde question but when it says 1 syn per tbsp, are tbsp the ones you eat with or the bigger serving spoons? i always thought they were the ones you ate with but peopl ehave told me differently!!
     
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    Hi at school we are always told that there are 5ml in a teaspoon, 10ml in a desert spoon (the one you eat with) and 15ml in a tablespoon. If you don't have a tablespoon just use 3 teaspoons. I hope that this helps.
     
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