- Remove your meat from the roasting tin and place on a plate to rest.
- Drain the fat from the tin, leaving about 1-2 tablespoons of juices.
- Add 1 heaped tablespoon of plain flour to the meat drippings and mix well with a wooden spoon. Top tip: Break up all the bits at the bottom of the tin into the mixture to make your homemade gravy extra tasty.
- Break 2 stock cubes into the mix and stir.
- Gradually add 2-3 ladles of hot water. You can use the boiled water from your veg or potatoes to add an extra depth of flavour. Mix well with a whisk to get rid of any lumps.
- Put the roasting tray on the hob on a gentle heat, whisking all the time. The mixture will begin to thicken, so add extra water until your easy gravy reaches a nice consistency. Then bring to a gentle simmer. Top tip: Added too much water and wondering how to thicken gravy quickly? Mix together a small amount of corn-starch with water until smooth and mix it into your homemade gravy – it’ll thicken up in no time!
- Add a few drops of gravy browning, especially if you’re serving up dark meat.
Tips & Tweaks
Although, our easy gravy recipe is amazing just as it is, there are ways to tweak it in order to make it that little bit more special for the festive season. So, if you’re looking for ideas on how to make great Christmas gravy, why not add the following into our homemade gravy recipe:
- Turkey dripping
- Roasted caramelised onions
- A dash of prosecco or sherry
- Chestnut puree
The term gravy originates in the middle ages and is derives from the French ‘gravé’. They’ve been combining gravy and roast dinners for literal centuries. Learning how to make gravy is simple with our easy gravy recipe, and it certainly won’t disappoint.
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