I love a good stock in my recipes and do like to use homemade but often I just run out or have not the time to make. I make risottos, stews and stir fries they all need a little extra flavour and Bisto offered me their new Stock Melts to try. What I do like is that they do what they say on the pack, melt, so no stodgy lumps to stir out. Flavour wise they use meat juices, herbs and seasonings to give a natural flavour, the lower salt content appeals to me as I try to avoid salt in dishes if I can.
The vegetable stock melts have been great to use in my Cheese and Onion/ Homity Pie. See the recipe here. http://giventodistractingothers.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/cheese-and-onion-homity-pie.html
The flavour adds to the meal perfectly and the reduced salt means this dish is healthier. I just added to boiling water and they melt beautifully, the great benefit is there is no need to add water,you can just pop one into a soup or casserole for added flavour.
I will be adding the melts to most of my stew recipes when I have no fresh stock.
2012 has been a great year to be British and if you’re feeling the swell of pride why not indulge in some tasty British dishes made with new Bisto Stock Melts. Thanks to Bisto it’s now easier than ever to prepare great tasting British meals that the whole family will enjoy.
Bisto is using its expertise to make everyday meals taste even better. New Bisto Stock Melts are little portions of concentrated stock that contain real meat juices, herbs and seasoning to deliver extra depth of flavour and enhance dinnertime dishes with a richer taste. What is more, they’re lower in salt than Knorr Stock Pots so you can feel confident with what you’re feeding your family.
Whether your family enjoys traditional British fare such as home-made soups, pies and casseroles, or meals from other cuisines which have become British favourites like spaghetti bolognese or chicken risotto, there’s a Bisto Stock Melt flavour to suit everyone.
Packed in individual pots, Bisto Stock Melts can be added directly in your cooking without the need to dilute them first – so no mess, no fuss – they just melt deliciously rich deep flavour directly into your home cooked meals.
Available in supermarkets from early September 2012 in packs of six for £1.89. Make sure you look out for Bisto Stock Melts and make your home-cooked meals taste even more delicious with no fuss.