It is not a beautiful-looking dish whilst it cooks. In fact, it resembles something scooped from a swamp. The Husband objected to the aroma, but he is a sensitive, delicate thing. I thought it smelled amazing – dark and comforting.
Captain Chatterbox was fascinated by the solidified fat, or beef tallow, once the finished broth had cooled. As I was scooping it up, it really hit home how conditioned we have become to fear fat, especially animal fats and saturated fats. During my first pregnancy, I stopped buying or consuming anything labelled “low fat”. Margarine has no place in my kitchen. It is disgusting stuff. Butter, olive oil and coconut oil are my fats of choice. I have also read a few articles recently urging us to rethink our fear of saturated fat, and I intend to experiment with the beef tallow in my cooking.
I can happily confirm that the bone broth is delicious! I had a bowl of it with wholemeal penne and a handful of parmesan for lunch. Simple, nourishing and scrumptious. I urge you to make your own.