Actually I don’t remember where I saw this ingenious DIY idea first. I did not invent for sure. It’s really simple and yet, or, exactly that’s why it’s so genious 😉
Today I’ll show you how to make your own vegetable broth (instant powder) without Maggi or any of those sh%^#y brands. The great thing about this “recipe”: this broth is 100 percent gluten free, yeast free, glutamate free, and so on.
It keeps for at least 10 weeks.
Just bear in mind I don’t add salt to the powder. Most broth powders you can buy contain already salt, so you’ll need to adjust when cooking/seasoning.
DIY vegetable broth powder
ca. 20 minutes work + ca. 2-3 hours in the oven
ingredients for 1 jar:
- 1 portion soup greens (you can buy prepared mixes, most contain parts of carrot, kohlrabi, parsnip, parsley, (leeks), (knob celery), parsley root – ingredients in brackets not everyone can tolerate – try in small amounts)
- 1 red or yellow bell pepper
- parts from (savoy) cabbage
Prepare all the veggies: clean, peel if needed, chop everything into small pieces.
Prepare a baking tin with baking paper and spread the chopped veggies evenly across the tin. If you prepared lots of vegetables respectively if you want to have some more broth powder in stock, use several baking tins.
Let the veggies dry carefully at 75-80°C (circulating air) – not more heat, otherwise the veggies will get burned. If your oven does not have exhaust air (old model), then leave a wooden cooking spoon or alike between the door in the beginning, so that the moisture can escape.
Depending on how finely you chopped the veggies the drying process duration can vary. After 2,5 hours everything was dry here. But it can take longer.
If you don’t want the whole flat smelling of soup, leave the windows open while doing this. I liked that, but not everybody will like it 🙂
Remove the dry veggie pieces from the baking paper and fill into a clean, dry jar.
You can use that broth like bought broth powder. Just add some tablespoons of the mix to the soup or to whatever it is you need broth for. Later, you’ll have yummy veggie bits in the soup.
If you don’t want bits, but prefer real powder, you can pestle the mix in a mortar before filling into jars.