I had to clear out our freezer of all the soup bones, and tried my hand at this ‘portable soup’ recipe. After lovingly attending the simmering stock for several days, I got distracted at the very end and I think I accidentally made...glue? It was really sticky, and hilarious! I crack up every time I look at my attempt at bone broth boullion!
Luckily I was actually able to add water and reconstitute some of the ‘glue’ and make some jello-like portable soup out of it. (The third pic).
Rose Lee wrote:I had to clear out our freezer of all the soup bones, and tried my hand at this ‘portable soup’ recipe. After lovingly attending the simmering stock for several days, I got distracted at the very end and I think I accidentally made...glue?
Rose, how interesting! That glue is gelatin, the same wonderful animal protein folks take for their hair and finger nails. I always look for a good gel with my bone broth, so I know it's rich in minerals.
I follow the blog of a former chef now homesteader who makes her own bouillon from bone broth. I couldn't find directions on her blog, other than she uses a jelly roll screen in her dehydrator to make it. I've never tried it, though.
Rose, thanks for sharing your experience with the ‘portable soup’ recipe. I had never heard of it and love the idea!
Leigh, thanks for explaining about gelatine. I never thought of making it at home. I thought it came from hooves.
I remember reading several years ago about a product that the pioneers on wagon trains carried with them that was the forerunner of the bullion cubes. I tried to find what it was called and found it here:
I do something similar with my bone broth though not to quite that level. Mine is somewhat like the first picture in consistency but I just leave it in a jar and spoon it out as needed or freeze in silicone ice cube trays and store them in a freezer bag. I have found it to be the most space efficient option for me and I highly recommend it to everyone! Well done.
If someone ever makes the Avengers of gardeners, my goal is to make that team!
You didn't tell me he was so big. Unlike this tiny ad: