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Traditional English Recipe - Gravy


When I'm making gravy I use the fat (dripping) from whatever meat I'm roasting. I make the gravy as the roast rests. You can add herbs to compliment the meat you're serving (rosemary for lamb, marjoram for beef, tarragon for chicken etc.)


  • Stock (You can buy stock cubes)
  • Red wine
  • Water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cornflour (to thicken the gravy)


  1. Remove the dripping pan of your roast from the oven and place on the stove top at medium heat.
  2. Add some water, red wine, and stock to the dripping.
  3. Dissolve a tablespoon of cornflour in a little cold water and add to the drip pan bit by bit, stirring continuously to avoid lumps forming.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.


To dissolve: To mix dry ingredient(s) with liquid until in solution.

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