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Bone broth is so good for you in so many ways. Often referred to “Jewish penicillin”, making broth or stock is a quick and easy way to add healthy benefits to your diet.
Bone broth has been said to be healing to your gut, providing minerals and vitamins as well as cartilage that can help soothe aching joints. All you need is a crockpot, bones, some veggies like carrots, celery, onions and garlic and water and you are on your way to having all the bone broth you could drink.
However, making lots of bone broth can take up a lot of room in your fridge.
With all that I have going on in my fridge, I don’t have a lot of extra space to give up. I needed another way to have bone broth on hand at all times, yet still have the room in my fridge. After seeing this post on how to make boullion cubes, I wanted to try that. But, I still have to take up space in my freezer for them. Space that I just don’t have. So, hubby and I decided to try and dehydrate the broth and see how that works. Here is what we came up with.
First, start with liquid broth. I have about 2 gallons in this pot here.
You’ll see how much of the broth is just water, as it turns really dark and thick.
Carefully pour the broth on to the dehydrator sheets/
We use the Excalibur dehydrator for just about everything around here and it was a very worthwhile investment. The sheets are amazing in that you can dehydrate more liquidy stuff like broth. Place in the dehydrator at 135°-140°. This is the longest part of the whole process. After 24-48 hours, you should be able to lift the broth off the sheet all in one piece. Flip this over and place back in the dehydrator for another 24-48 hours.
When your broth looks clearish, and is easily breakable, it’s done.
This took me a total of 4 full days in the dehydrator to complete. But, patience is a virtue, right? Once it reaches this point, place in a blender, food processor, or even coffee grinder. Blend up until a powder. Viola! It’s done! To use, add 1 Tablespoon of the powder to 6 ounces of hot water.
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