This glorious gravy recipe contains no flour or thickening ingredients AT ALL but remains luscious & luxurious. Layers of flavour come from the natural umami notes of the organic mushrooms & it boasts a bounty of connective tissue-supporting brilliance from homemade broth. To add to its awesomeness & make things even easier, it can be made in advance & frozen.
Place the water, chicken & vinegar into a large saucepan & bring to a boil, then add all of the vegetables except the potatoes. Cover & simmer for 1 & 1/2 hours.
Add the cut up potatoes & cook for 30 minutes.
Cool, remove the bones & sieve the vegetables from the broth. Refrigerate overnight & then remove any fat from the top.
Chop the mushrooms, add to a pan & brown (you don’t need oil, they’ll release plenty of water to stop them sticking) then blend together with the broth. Test the seasoning & adjust/add the stock cube if needed.