Makes 1.1l/2 pints/5 cups
1kg/2¼lb meat bones, fresh or from cooked meat
2 onions, roughly chopped
2 celery sticks, roughly chopped
2 carrots, roughly chopped
1 tsp salt and 3 black peppercorns
1 bouquet garni
1 Chop the bones. Place them with the vegetables, salt, peppercorns, herbs and 2l/3½ pints/8¾ cups water in a pan. Bring to the boil and skim off any scum. Cover and simmer for 3 hours.
2 Strain and remove the fat when cold. Store in the refrigerator for up to three days.