BE BASIC TO BE EXTRA! This is the base of happy dishes. Oh! and by the way, this is the secret to youth! Bone broth is the fountain of youth, if you didn’t know now you know!
Black peppercorns, whole
Lots of water
1️⃣ Preheat the oven to 400F. Place bones in a roasting pan and roast in oven for 20 minutes.
2️⃣ Add bones and all ingredients into a slow cooker or large pot, fill up with water almost all the way to the top and cover with a lid.
⏰ If using a slow cooker (my preference), set it to high and let cook for 2-3 hours, then reduce the heat to low and let it cook for 24 + hours. I like to cook this “Source of Youth Broth” for up to 48 hours in the slow cooker.
⏲️ If using a large pot, bring water up to boiling point over high heat and then reduce to medium-low heat and let cook for 6-8 hours.
Check on it every few hours:
🥄 Using a ladder, skim off the fat that accumulates at the top. Pour that fat in a small bowl with water (this will help clean the ladder while you keep skimming the fat off the top).
🚰 If the water has reduced a lot after a few hours of cooking, you can pour more water in the pot.
3️⃣ Turn the heat off, let cool down, strain and store in a glass container and refrigerate.
This is what I like to do: I store part of it in a glass container and the rest I pour into ice cube trays, freeze and then store the cubes in a large Ziploc bag. That way whenever I need stock in a pinch, I just conveniently grab a few cubes 😊