I did not die!
I don’t think I used enough bovril…
Apparently some had obviously been appropriated without my knowledge for cooking purposes, and what I ended up with was about a teaspoon and a half.
Now if I was clever I wouldn’t have tried this at all, if I was semi clever I’d have used less Huel and or water, but as demonstrated I am neither of these things, so 400ml of hot water (I didn’t want to risk this being cold, cold bovril is grim), my teaspoon and a half of bovril, and 3 scoops of Vanilla Huel (I have no unflavoured and unlikely to do so until it’s available in smaller bags) topped with 100ml of cold water.
First thing to be aware of is for science reasons you will end up with positive air pressure in the bottle so be careful shaking.
Second thing, it’s not horrid, it’s not nice it’s just sort of weird it’s sort of like you can tell the bovril is there but it’s kind of sweet as well, the Huel thickened quite a bit too, I mean I would have probably finished it but I’d still write this recipe up as a fail.
But then as if you needed additional evidence of my foolishness instead of leaving it there I put 3 spoonfuls of Bisto in there to try and replace the bovril. OXO probably would have been better, but Bisto is what we had and in fairness I kind of expected it would go badly but at this point I figured I had nothing to lose. My expectations were proved right as the meaty flavour came out a bit more but the sweetness is still there, and the huel has thickened even more and now the texture is quite unpleasant, like trying to drink thick Bovril flavoured cake batter. I then added more water to try and resolve the texture issues and although that’s made more palatable I’ve now lost my appetite and the rest will be going down the sink.
I think if my cupboard wasn’t currently annoying devoid of any suitable spices some heat might have balanced it all out a bit, but at this stage I’m very happy to call the recipe a fail. I do not call the entire experiment a fail however as at this moment I am most definitely now NOT HUNGRY, and therefore may have invented a new line in food craving preventing diet food…
I may being a glutton for punishment revisit this in future, when I have appropriated suitable spices, and restocked my bovril. I don’t think next time I’ll use 3 scoops of huel though due to the aforementioned thickening issue.