Saturday, 18 May 2013

Saucy stuff!

I conducted another kitchen experiment this week - ie. more cheap entertainment!

Last weekend I put together all the ingredients to make a homemade version of Worcestershire sauce.  (Typically, I'd pondered making it for several years before I actually got round to putting thoughts into action)!

The actual process was super-simple.  All the ingredients (vinegar, garlic, cayenne pepper, cloves, salt, lemons and treacle) were mixed together in a large jar. 

The jar was placed near the insulated bag which contains my sourdough starter - so my morning routine included feeding the starter and stirring the sauce. Easy! 

This morning I strained off the sauce and decanted it into an empty vinegar bottle.  There was a little over two litres.  According to the recipe, the mixture should now rest for two weeks.  I already have a generic brand of Worcestershire sauce in the panty, so the flavour of my home-made version will have plenty of time to develop before I start using it. 

Of course, I don't actually use large quantities of Worcestershire sauce, so it will be interesting to see how long my two-plus litres lasts!


  1. It amazes me what you can achieve in your kitchen! Can't wait to see how the sourdough mother works out.

  2. I'm enjoying my kitchen science! The mother was smelling a bit boozy this morning and hopefully that will continue ...