Wednesday, 14 January 2009

I don't have a photo.

I set out tonight to make something to blog about, being creative and all, and while dinner tasted divine it didn't hold together as well as I wanted so its back to the drawing board a little before I share that idea with the world.

But, something which did work well came out of it all.

I decided half way through cooking that a gravy was in order and then found I didn't have most of the ingredients for my usual gravy.

What to do?

Make up a new gravy recipe of course.

It was really good, so I'm going to share the recipe even though there is no photo - do you really need a photo of gravy?

Marmite Gravy
Makes 1 ½ C

3 T Margarine
3 cloves Garlic – grated
1 ½ t Marmite
½ t Thyme
4 T Flour
1 ⅓ C Soymilk
⅓ C Vegetable Stock
½ T Soy Sauce

In a medium pan over medium heat, melt the margarine and the sauté the garlic, marmite and thyme until marmite melted, roughly 2 minutes.
Add the flour and stir to make a roux.
Add in the soymilk ⅓ C at a time, stirring well after each addition to thicken. Once all the soymilk is added, add in the stock.
Add in the soy sauce and stir well.
If too thick for your liking add extra water as required.


Courtney said...

Mmmm...I *love* gravy! I would just eat gravy straight up if it were not considered so weird :o) And I just got some marmite, so I will have to give this a try!


Carla said...

Courtney - if you do make it, let me know what you think. We really liked this.

Chris said...

I've been looking for a good gravy recipe that doesn't require meat drippings and this looks just perfect! How uncanny that I also just learned to love Marmite this past week :D

Carla said...

Chris - make it and let me know what you think! Marmite is fantastic for getting a really hearty flavour into things.

Jeni Treehugger said...

I always add Marmite into my gravy but then I add it to most things (good source of vit B12).
I've not tried adding Soya Milk into Gravy before though....maybe I'll give this a try too.