Thickening sauces

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    Hi
    I've made a sausage casserole today but the gravy is quite runny. What do you think the best thing to thicken it with, would be?
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    Hi

    Ive read on here that some people use instant mash to thicken sauces ?? ive never tried it but hope that helps :)
     
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    Thanks. Yeah I have done that before, was just wondering if people had any other ideas. :)

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    Ooops ok :eek: , im afraid thick gravy is one of my down falls so if you find anything out that would be great :)

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    My sisters uses cornflour to thicken her sauces. It's 3.5syns for a tablespoon :)
     
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    Thanks guys. Might get some cornflour and try that. Will just stick to the instant mash today tho as it's free :) will let you know if I find out any other methods :) I love thick gravy too!!!!

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    Yeah i always use lots n lots of cornflour but its not worth the syns so will be trying the instant mash when i join :)

    Is the instant mash any good ?? does it clog together ?? :confused:

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    It's ok but obviouly it's not really a smooth sauce but it's ok as it's syn free :)

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    I've never heard of this instant mash before, what brand is it? Where do you buy it?
     
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    Just any instant mash. Think some of them might have syns- not sure. But I know sainsburys one is free and I think proper smash is free.

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    There are loads of brands of instant mash available on the Market-smash is the most popular, can't believe you've not heard of instant mash!! Lol

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    The sainsburys value instant mash is about 20p or something for a big bag and you only need a couple of spoonfuls to thicken things with it. I have used it for soups and stews and it works perfectly. Sprinkle it over, stir, see how things are, sprinkle a bit more over, win. Wont be free on red but for EE and Green is an excellent syn free substitute for cornflour.
     
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    Funnily enough now it's finished cooking and it's left to stand for a bit, the gravy has thickened and I don't need to do anything!! :)

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    On red days I use cauliflower to thicken sauces by mixing cooked cauliflower in with your basic sauce and whizzing in the blender.
     
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    haha :roofles:
     
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    I wondered the same!!!

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    Thanks everyone :D
     
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    It's the symbol isn't it but they never show up on the app. Not sure what symbol it is tho.

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