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Thickening a stew!

jaylou

Gold Member
#2
Are you on EE Jodi? If you are you could add some red lentils, they really bulk up and thicken up a stew.

Or if you are doing a red day, you could serve it with some mashed swede and butternut squash which will help soak up the gravy.

Other than that I think it's a case of synning some cornflour or gravy granules!
 

jodidi

Silver Member
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#3
I'm on a red day, not got any swede and the butternut squash is already in the stew, lol! I've used a glass of red wine (7.5 syns) in it already so I dont really want to use any more syns.
 

jodidi

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#5
Hee Hee will do!
 

squiddie

Starting Again!
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#7
Oh sorry a bit behind the times! You could try cooking it a wee bit longer see if that works? Sorry I'm rubbish at cooking!
 

jodidi

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#8
LOL, how much cornflour would i need to use? It is an average size slow cooker.
 

Circes

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#9
Just follow the instructions on the package but Squiddie's right - smash is a great thickener. I use it all the time.
 

metrognome

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#11
maybe take out some of the squash and mash it then put it back to make it thicker, may work
 

jodidi

Silver Member
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#14
Ok, just fished the BNS out with some sprouts, mashed them put them back and turned it on again, so we shall see!
 
#15
Some great ideas here folks - I often have a thickening problem! (No pun intended). The 'potato powder' sounds ideal, but thanks for the warning about syns. Funny how we always call it Smash, whatever brand it might be...
 


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