Gravy is a classic side dish that complements the main and can elevate the meal. It adds the final touch that pulls everything together and makes sure the meat isn’t too dry. That said, when coordinating a big dinner, it can be easy to overlook the gravy in and amongst everything else on the stove and in the oven.

When gravy is on the menu and you’re looking for some help, check out Nestle’s line of Maggi products. These efficient and easy solutions can be your best friend in the kitchen. Especially if you’re cooking for a large crowd that require bulk batches of gravy or need adaptions for dietary requirements such as cooking gluten-free. The gravy mixes are easy to whip up quickly. There are also a variety of flavours and options, including gluten-free.

Whether you’re cooking for family, friends or customers – don’t forget the gravy!

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How to make a great gluten free gravy

Flour is a common thickener used in gravy. If you’re cooking for gluten intolerant customers, don’t worry! Here are two ways to make a great gluten free gravy.

The first and easiest way to ensure a yummy gravy is by using Nestle’s Gluten Free Gravy Maggi mix. It cuts down on cooking time and makes it easy to juggle the sauce along with everything else you’re making for the meal. Quick cooking times and simply adding water means it’s easy to make extra or last-minute batches if you need more too.

If you’re looking to make your own gravy, make sure that your thickener is gluten free. Instead of flour you can use a variety of different thickeners that are gluten free such as cornstarch, sweet rice flour, or an all-purpose gluten-free flour. If you want to add a nice flavour to the gravy while getting rid of the raw flour taste, cook the flour and butter together for a few minutes before adding in the rest of the ingredients.



How to make gravy in bulk

There’s nothing worse than running out of gravy! Especially after spending hours in the kitchen making the rest of the meal. Luckily, gravy is easy to make in bulk. You can double or triple your recipe and follow the instructions without needing to change anything. The biggest concern is making sure your pot is big enough for the batch!

With extra amounts of flour (or whatever thickener you use), take special care to ensure a lump-free and smooth consistency when mixing it in. One way to prevent lumps is to add the ingredients to cold liquid and stir constantly. If you forget to add in the (gluten-free) flour or cornstarch before everything heats up, mix the flour in a bowl with a bit more room temperature broth before adding it in.

Another thing to keep an eye out for is the seasoning. It can be easy to under-season big dishes, so don’t be afraid to add in a bit extra! It’s easier to add than take out, so do it in batches until you’re happy with the flavour.