Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

A delicious gravy that really adds flavour to dishes. It is particularly good for vegetable based dishes. It can be made ahead and stored overnight.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil and fry the carrot, celery, leek and half the onion over a low heat until soft.
  2. Add bay leaves, wine, herbs and stock. Bring to the boil and boil for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain gravy into a jug and discard the veg. Add soy and yeast extract (season with a good twist of black pepper if desired) and return to the pan.
  4. Add the chestnuts and remaining onion to the gravy and simmer for 10 minutes.
Most Helpful

Sooo delicious. I made it at night and served the next day over roasted butternut squash.

Codychop February 20, 2007