Vegetable stock (2)

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Vegetable stock (2)
Vegetable stock (2)
Servings:Servings: 4 - Makes 1.8 litres
Calories per serving:108
Ready in:8 hours, 50 minutes
Prep. time:6 hours 20 minutes (incl freezing)
Cook time:2 hours 30 minutes
Difficulty:Easy
Recipe author:Chef
First published:21st January 2013
Straining the stock through cheesecloth

This particular recipe can be made using various vegetables. Carrots sweeten the stock, so for a less sweet version, substitute some of the carrots with extra celery.


Ingredients

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  • 400 g each (after cleaning and peeling) of leeks and carrots, cut into chunks
  • Few sprigs of parsley
  • Celery leaves and celery - quantity depends on how leafy your celery is
  • 6 bulbs of garlic, separated into cloves but not peeled.
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 12 white peppercorns
  • 6 blades of mace
  • 4 sprigs of rosemary
  • 3.5 litres bottled or filtered water - this reduces the need for skimming

Method

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a large stockpot.
  2. Bring to boil and simmer for 2.5 hours.
  3. Strain through a colander.
  4. Strain again through a colander which has been lined with cheesecloth.
  5. Return stock to washed out pan and leave until cool.
  6. Pour into 4 Lock&Lock or other containers, allow to go completely cold, then freeze.
  7. When you come to use the stock, filter it again, using the method given for ice filtered consommé for a clear liquid as illustrated.


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