By: Matthew Bates
Meal Type: Accompaniment
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Servings: A healthy family portion, exact measures depend on the size of your bird!
Use your Aga or Rayburn range cooker's roasting oven to prepare the gravy. You can easily do this in advance and freeze it. Defrost Christmas Eve and then heat thoroughly on the big day!
Get Ahead Gravy - To make your own stock in advance visit your local butcher and buy some chicken wings & turkey bones - roast these off as the base for your stock and gravy.
When the turkey has cooked, pour off the juices from the roasting tin. This is easiest if you have a second, clean roasting tin and just transfer the bird from one tin to the other, leaving the juices in the first. Cover the bird with foil and allow it to rest while you make the gravy and dish up all the vegetables.
Pour the juices into a jug, leaving a tablespoonful or two in the bottom of the pan. Stir in the flour, then gradually blend in the stock and seasoning.
Put the tin onto the floor of the roasting oven to boil. Stir after about 5 minutes, then return to the oven for a further 5 minutes until boiling and thickened. Strain and serve.
>>Like this recipe? Check out our guide to Christmas on your range cooker for more of the same!