Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, then gradually pour the wet ingredients into it. Foundations and concealers for flawless skin, The best long sleeve dresses to buy right now, Tender chunks of beef with cheesy can't go wrong with this hearty stew recipe. Thanks for your kind comments. I’m Eb – a professional blogger, busy mum and passionate foodie and it is my mission in life to make cooking EASIER and MORE DELICIOUS! Required fields are marked *. It’s exactly the kind of dish that my grandma used to serve up on cold days in Ireland when we’d all huddle around the stove after a (freezing) swim in the sea! Add the celery and fry, stirring regularly, for 6-8 minutes, or until well coloured. Return the beef and cooked vegetables to the casserole and stir well. A quick fry up in a hot pan and a little olive oil before popping them in the stew will ensure they have a much better flavour and texture. Heat 1tbsp oil in a large casserole over medium heat. 115g/4oz beef suet My mum used to make homemade dumplings and although I make stews a lot in winter, I normally serve them with potatoes instead! Increase the oven temperature to 200C/400F/Gas 6. For me there are few dishes that are as comforting and warming as a Beef and Ale Stew with Dumplings. Add the carrots and fry, stirring regularly, for 6-8 minutes, or until sticky and deep golden-brown. When browned, remove the beef to a bowl, before adding the next batch and browning. Transfer cooked beef to large bowl. Method Genius Kadungure’s photos with Prophet Makandiwa, Uebert Angel and Shepherd Bushiri... WATCH: Jah Prayzah mourns Moana, meets her mom and performs funeral... Ginimbi’s Social Media Enemy And Millionaire Prophet Passion Java Jets In... Ginimbi’s Luxury Car Collection in Pictures, Watch: Inside Kelly Khumalo’s lonely Birthday celebration, Kefilwe Mabote reacts to Jackie Phamotse’s snake claims, Heartbroken wife leaks husband’s chat with side chick, Lungu: Opposition parties won’t bring change. Sprinkle the flour onto a plate and mix in the salt. 2 tbsp chopped fresh flatleaf parsley leaves Put the stew back in the oven for a further 20 minutes. Put the lid on the casserole and return it to the oven for a further 20 minutes, or until the dumplings have expanded. Reduce the heat. Add the celery and fry, stirring regularly, for 6-8 minutes, or until well coloured. After two hours, turn the dumplings over. Despite beef and ale stew being a total British classic, there are quite a few times when I have had a bad beef stew. xx, Hasn’t it just? Set aside. The ale can be replaced with extra stock if prefered, although it does add an interesting flavour note. Fry on a medium-high heat until lightly browned then add to the stew. Add cheese and mix in to form larger flakes, then sprinkle over 1–2tbsp water to bring the dough together. pinch salt 2 star anise If you don’t own an ovenproof saucepan or cast iron casserole dish, simply cook the stew in a regular saucepan up until it has to go in the oven and then transfer the stew into a regular lidded casserole dish before placing in the oven. I always do mine in my slow cooker because it does all the hard work for me! Your dumplings look so fluffy and delicious. Place the suet in a clean bowl and add the flour. Add the bay leaves and the thyme and continue cooking for a further half hour to an hour. Bring up to the simmer and return the browned beef to the casserole. For the stew, wrap the cloves, cinnamon and star anise in a clean piece of muslin and secure well. Add the beef in batches and brown all over, adding more oil if needed. Dot the dumplings onto the surface of the stew, leaving space between each. Spread over the horseradish cream and scatter with parsley. To make the dumplings, put the flour and suet in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. of BBC Food Recipes. 3 large Bramley apples, cored and diced I realise I might sound like a right fusspot, but the difference between a stew of chewy beef, slimy mushrooms and mushy carrots and one where the beef is meltingly tender and the veggies perfectly cooked is like night and day and the extra effort is minimal! Click here to view the Recipe on Continue to cook for a further 10-15 minutes, or until the dumplings are crisp and golden-brown on top and cooked through. Thanks for your kind comments Eb x, Oh YUM! This link may stop to work if/when the BBC removes the recipes. Beef and ale stew is the most traditional of slow-cooked British classics, and is a corker of a one-pot winter warmer. Beef Stew with Scarborough Fair Dumplings. Eb x, This definitely sounds like a meal from my childhood too! Add  cheese and mix in to form larger flakes, then sprinkle over 1–2tbsp water to bring the dough together. Beef & Ale Stew with Parsley Dumplings. Method. Have you ever tried making dumplings with grated butter instead of suet? Thank you so much for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice x, Thanks Corina You know how much I like one pot dishes!! 5 bay leaves, For the dumplings Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based, lidded, flameproof casserole over medium heat. To serve, place the casserole on the table and let people help themselves. Next make the dumplings: place the flour, suet and salt in a bowl and mix together. Return the casserole to the oven. 1 free-range egg, beaten Serve just as it is or with green veg and either ale or red wine. Stir well, then cover the casserole with the lid and reduce the heat until the mixture is just simmering. It makes me so sad, as it is such a simple thing to make good and so worth it when you get it right. Preheat the oven to 140C/275F/Gas 1. For the stew: In a large bowl, coat beef cubes with flour, salt, and smoked paprika. Mix all ingredients, apart from cheese, in a bowl with plenty of seasoning, or You may substitute other dark for the ale. Isn’t it just? Ingredients This site is under development - You can use it, but some things are not completed and may not be quite right! I sometimes make a veggie dish a bit like this with red wine instead of ale but I’ve stopped making it recently as I find the ingredients in veggie suet a little dubious. Or even olive oil? Season, to taste, with salt. Dredge the beef in the seasoned flour, shaking off any excess. Roughly chop the celery. Repeat the process with the remaining beef. Hope you guys love it as much as us!! Divide the dough into 12 and roll each piece into a ball. Serves 6. by Mike Robinson. Add on an extra 5 minutes cooking time to allow for the fact that the casserole dish will need extra time to heat up. Whilst beef likes a long slow cook, most veggies do not – veggies like carrots, swede, or turnips will be like mush if you cook them for anything more than an hour, so throw them in a little later. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at, 13 of food & drink gifts to send to friends, 30 minute microwave Christmas pudding recipe, Lidl's new Chocolate Orange and Banoffee spreads, M&S' Mint Chocolates box turns into a mini table, Nigella Lawson's return to TV was just joyous, 1.2kg (2lb 11oz) chuck, stewing or casserole beef steak, trimmed and cut into 5cm (2in) chunks, 2 large carrots, cut into 5cm (2in) chunks, fresh parsley, finely chopped, plus extra to garnish, (2oz) extra mature Cheddar cheese, grated, Good Housekeeping, Part of the Hearst UK Fashion & Beauty Network. Eb x, It has definitely been stew weather! I live in Helsinki and cannot get suet here. Brown beef in 3 batches. Repeat with the remaining meat using 1tbsp oil each time. Add the last bit of oil to the casserole and add the celery. Or why not subscribe to my blog and get delicious, stress free recipes straight to your inbox every week? Remove from the casserole using a slotted spoon and set aside in a bowl. In fact almost all veggies will benefit from a quick fry before popping them in – veggies like parsnips, swede and carrot especially as it gives them an extra caramelised dimension to their flavour – well worth doing. (Freeze dumplings and stew separately). Return beef to pan with stock, ale and herbs. Dot the dumplings onto the surface of the stew, leaving space between each. Season, to taste, with salt. Stir over a high heat until thickened and boiling. Add the carrots and fry, stirring regularly, for 6-8 minutes, or until sticky and deep golden-brown. Stir the dry mixture into the wet mixture a little at a time, until the mixture comes together as a dough. Return the beef and cooked vegetables to the casserole and stir well. Serve the dumplings and beef stew in large bowls. Good Housekeeping participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. Increase the oven temperature to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Add 75ml (3fl oz) water to pan, Cook time 30 mins to 1 hour. I’ve not made a stew in forever so I think it’s about time I did it again!