Following Sylvia’s post on vegetable stock, I am sharing a simple bone broth recipe here which is suitable for babies from 8mo onwards.
Now that C has been eating larger portions of food, I have been making and freezing soups and bone broth for her. We use it to cook porridge/noodles and top up with fresh vegetables or serve as a soup dish for C.
What is bone broth?
Bone broth is stock cooked from bones (chicken, pork, fish etc), which is high in minerals and other goodness such as collagen and glutamine. It provides a nutritious base for porridge, pasta, noodles or any other soups. Bone broth can be prepared and frozen before hand, and used as and when needed.
To make your own basic chicken bone broth, you will need:
- Bone of 1 chicken (I usually buy chicken breast or thighs with bones and ask the butcher to debone for me so I get the bones for free)
- 10 chicken feet (optional)
- 2 litres water
- Blanch the bones to get rid of impurities.
- Place the bones into slow cooker and fill it up with water.
- Cook on high for 3hrs.
- Sieve the soup to remove the remaining impurities.
- Portion to freeze.
The same recipe can be used for basic pork bone broth.