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Sachet Bags

In cooking terms, a Sachet Bag is a small bag made out of loosely-woven cloth such as cheesecloth, filled with herbs and other flavouring items.

You toss a Sachet Bag into the soup, sauce or stew that you are cooking, then remove it at the end of cooking and discard.

It saves having to hunt down and fish out bits of inedible ingredients such as dried rosemary and bay leaves, and allows you to flavour clear broths that you don't otherwise want things floating in.

Sachet Bags are ideal for herbs and spices such as bay leaves, cloves, whole peppercorns, and dried rosemary.

You can buy commercially prepared Sachet Bags that look like tea bags, but have herbs in them instead.

Cooking Tips

Put your flavouring items into a square of cheesecloth, and tie it up with string, then toss it in the pot.


You can use a large tea ball instead, if you trust the one you have not to come open during cooking.

See also:


Linen Crash Jelly Bag; Oven Bags; Pastry Bags; Sachet Bags

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Oulton, Randal. "Sachet Bags." CooksInfo.com. Published 27 June 2004; revised 02 December 2007. Web. Accessed 03/18/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/sachet-bags>.

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