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Here is a primer on how to make perfectly smooth gravy.

Servings: Makes 3 cups

Ingredients

3 tbsp. turkey drippings

3 tbsp. flour

3 cups turkey stock, or canned low-salt chicken broth

1 tbsp. redcurrant or cranberry jelly

2 tbsp. port or Madeira

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Method

Remove turkey from roasting pan. Drain off fat and juices, leaving 3 tbsp. fat. Place roasting pan on medium heat. Slowly stir flour into fat, cooking until flour isthe colour of straw. Gradually pour in turkey stock, jelly and port, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil, stirring and scraping up any bits at the bottom of the pan. Reduce heat and simmer 2 to 3 minutes to combine flavours. Season well.

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