So this recipe is actually something I’ve been making on a weekly basis for about 4 months now. It’s THE perfect way to take bone broth with you on the go without worrying about it spilling in transit. Since I’ve been living in Vancouver for just over a year now, I tend to walk or ride a bike to get around so I needed something more portable to take to work.
So what am I talking about really? A full batch of bone broth essentially reduced down to 1 cup of liquid. This will not only save refrigerator and/or freezer space, but also, due to a high gelatin and lower water content, will solidify the broth once fully cooled. And THAT my friends is how you can transport bone broth around without worrying about spilling it on yourself during your commute. All you have to do is add hot water to the cube and stir until melted and BOOM! Instant bone broth.
Last month, when I was on my whirlwind travel adventure, I took the last cube to the airport with me thinking I could just get some hot water from Starbucks. I gotta say, I was a little worried that it would get flagged at security since it’s a gelatinous substance but there were no red flags raised and I made it through security with my bone broth in tact! I now will make sure I have one of these every time I travel. There’s no reason not to have bone broth to keep your immune system up while flying.
Because the broth cubes are reduced so much, a little bit goes a long way. If you use too much at a time, the flavor might be overwhelmingly intense. You can also add a cube to veggie sautees, stir fry’s and even slow cooker meals to enhance the flavor. Much like using a demi glace.
- Add broth to a large pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
- Once broth is boiling, slowly add gelatin 1 tbs at a time and stir until completely dissolved.
- Reduce heat to medium and let broth reduce until about 1 cup of liquid remains. It will be much thicker and darker but don't worry, that's normal.
- Remove from stove and allow to cool slightly.
- Transfer to airtight glass container or silicone ice cube tray and allow to cool to room temperature.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- To serve, slice off as much as you need, add to a mug and pour boiling water over. Stir until broth cube is fully dissolved.
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