Easy get-ahead-gravy!

Gravy is often the ‘straw that breaks the camels back’ adding lots of last minute stress at Christmas time. So why not make your life a little easier with this make-ahead-gravy!

Hands on time 20 minutes. Cooking time about 1 hour. Serves 8.



2 red onions – chopped.

2 carrots – chopped.

2 celery sticks – chopped.

3 thyme sprigs.

3 garlic cloves.

1 tbsp olive oil.

25g plain flour.

125ml white wine.

500ml vegetable / chicken stock.


Preheat oven to 200C / gas mark 6.

Toss the vegetables, thyme, oil and a sprinkle of seasoning into s roasting tin.

Roast for 45 mins turning halfway through until tender and lightly caramelised.

Once cooked scrape contents into a pan, add the flour & squash in using a potato masher. Mashing as much as possible.

Cook over a low heat for a couple of minutes gradually stirring in the wine followed by the stock.

Bring to the boil, stirring, turn die. Heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Strain through a sieve and check seasoning.

If not serving immediately, cool and chill.

To serve, reheat in pan until piping hot.

TIP : make up to three days in advance. Cool completely and chill in an air tight container.


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