How many bouillon cubes equal 1 cup of broth

1 cup chicken or beef broth = 1 bouillon cube or 1 envelope or 1 teaspoon instant bouillon plus 1 cup boiling water.

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Bouillon cubes are small compressed cubes of dehydrated beef, chicken, or vegetable stock. The word is French, a derivative of bouillir ‘to boil’ and in present-day English is commoner in America where stock cubes are known as bouillon cubes than in Britain.

In the late 18th century, Count Rumford (1753-1814) an American born physicist during his service to the Elector of Bavaria, he invented and mass-produced a fully nutritious, solidified stock of bones, inexpensive meat by products and other ingredients. He fed the Duke’s army with it. His invention was the precursor of the bouillon cube.

Homemade stock adds unbeatable flavor, depth, and body to soup, stews, and braises. While it takes some time, meat-based stocks are easy to make from scratch, especially when following step-by-step directions in our most popular recipes. Here are tips for creating a stock with incredible character from Allrecipes.com.

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