And quite a nice chicken stock one can make with a load of bones, some onions, carrots, celery, and six hours of very slow cooking.Chicken stock tends to be made more from bony parts, whereas chicken broth is made more out of meat. Chicken stock tends to have a fuller mouth feel and richer flavor, due to the gelatin released by long-simmering bones.
In my opinion, they are mostly interchangeable. They do have subtle differences between them in some cases, however.Could you please explain the difference (if any) between broth and stock? Thank you!
Nice pictures! They sure do look tastier than what I would associate with broth. Yum!
I agree, those are nice photos. They look yummy. But they're not what we'd call broth in AE. Broth is a liquid with no discernable "bits" in it. The "bits" would make it soup on this side of the pond.
You obtain chicken stock by boiling the carcass of a chicken in water along with onion, carrot and celery, then passing the liquid through a sieve. I think it's often synonymous with 'broth'. However, sometimes 'broth' is used to mean a more abundant kind of soup with added ingredients (beans, vegetables etc)."How to make chicken stock"
I've never heard of stock before, and when I searched online, it came up as something that "forms the basis of broth".
I've always thought soup was based on broth or bouillon, and I am not sure how stock fits in. Can you please help me here?
It sounds like it is a difference. Broth, to me, would essentially be consommé. It wouldn't have any vegetables or meat in it. If you added vegetables to broth I would call it vegetable soup. If you added meat to it, I would call it whatever meat had been added: chicken soup; beef and vegetable soup;...This looks like another AE/BE difference.
There is no way that broth and stock could be confused - at least, not in Scotland or Ireland. I can't speak for all of the BE world.
Stock is thin, runny liquid stuff with no bits in.
Broth is stock with lots of vegetables and possibly even some meat.
Broth - either Scotch Broth or Vegetable Broth is an incredibly flavoursome thing that wants only a few potatoes or a generous helping of good wheaten bread to make a meal in its own right. It is definitely not boring or bland.
This is slightly off-topic but it might help me understand the definition of "broth" better. What is the difference, then, between "broth" and "soup"?I think that the term 'broth' on its own has evolved in BE to mean 'broth + extra ingredients', although I can't remember how you describe that linguistic progress.
This is slightly off-topic but it might help me understand the definition of "broth" better. What is the difference, then, between "broth" and "soup"?
The OED definition does it very nicely:This is slightly off-topic but it might help me understand the definition of "broth" better. What is the difference, then, between "broth" and "soup"?
No, not at all.So if it's not blended (what I would call "creamed" or "pureed") it's not soup? That is quite a difference in the meaning of the words "broth" and "soup".