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Nourish bone broth

Restorative, rehydrating and really, really comforting – a cup of bone broth can be just what you need when you’re feeling under the weather.

bone broth simmering

Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 6 hours
Makes 2 litres

1kg mixed beef bones (with bone marrow)
200g celeriac
200g celery
200g leeks
200g carrots
4 cloves of garlic
2 white onions
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 bunch of parsley
1 large piece of ginger 
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
4 bay leaves
5 juniper berries
1 sprig of thyme
3 litres water

Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4.

Roast the beef bones in a baking tray until dark and golden; around 40 minutes.

Cut the vegetables into large chunks.

Gently heat the oil in a large saucepan and gently sauté the vegetables until starting to soften; around 20 minutes.

Add the roasted bones to the vegetables with the remaining ingredients and water. Bring to the boil and gently simmer for 2 hours.

As the broth cooks, froth will rise to the top of the pan. Skim this off with a spoon and discard for a clear, tasty broth. You’ll need to do this a few times as the bones simmer.

Remove the bones from the pan, allow to cool slightly, then push out as much marrowbone as you can.

Return the bones and marrowbone to the pan and simmer for another 3 hours, remembering to skim away any froth.

Leave the broth to cool down then pass it through a fine sieve, retaining the clear liquid.

Use the broth immediately or divide it into portions and freeze.

steaming saucepan

Cappelletti in brodo pasta on tray


  • Hi Vicki. It would be best to cook them separately from the bones as they cook for different times. Or else add them to the roasting dish when the bones have started to turn a golden colour. Let us know how you get on.

    Jane Clarke on

  • Would it be ok to roast the vegetables with the bones?

    Vicki Smallwood on

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