How to make bovril

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How to make bovril
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Bovril is a beef or chicken stock concentrate created by a Scot in 1886. Manufactured by the British branch of international company Unilever, there are over 3 and a half million jars sold on an annual basis. It is used to create a warming beverage by adding the concentrate to warm water. It can also be used in many recipes to add a rich, beefy flavour. See resource for recipes.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • 1 cup (250 millilitres) water
  • Pot or kettle
  • 1 teaspoon (12 grams) Bovril paste (any flavour)
  • Mug
  • Spoon

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Heat the water in a pot or kettle to a boil. Add one teaspoon Bovril in the bottom of a heat proof mug.

    How to make bovril
    Heat water in a kettle or a pot
  2. 2

    Remove the boiling water from the heat and let it cool slightly. Pour over the Bovril in the mug. See tip.

  3. 3

    Stir the Bovril and water with the spoon to dissolve the Bovril and drink immediately.

  4. 4

    Use Bovril in rich, beefy recipes, or spread the concentrated paste in a thin layer on toast. See resource.

    How to make bovril
    Bovril spread on toast
  5. 5

    Substitute Bovril dissolved in water as in steps 1 through 3 for each 1 cup of beef stock in a recipe.

Tips and warnings

  • Add more or less water to taste.
  • The above can all be done with chicken Bovril as well using the same proportions.

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