The most important part of any roast, some might say


1. Remove the turkey from the roasting tray and scoop out the excess fat

Leave one tbsp in the tray.

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Scoop oil


2. Put the roasting tin on the hob and stir in 25 g flour

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Add flour


3. After a couple of minutes, slowly add stock

Add roughly 700 ml turkey or chicken stock, ladle by ladle. Bring it to the boil then reduce to a simmer. Simmer until it thickens to your chosen consistency.

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Add stock


4. Season to taste and serve

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