Winter pie

Recipe from: 5/25/2000 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 20
Servings 8
Time

Ingredients

  • 30
    ml
    oil
  • 1
    kg
    stewing steak, cubed
  • 500
    ml
    baby onions, cut into chunks
  • 1
    clove garlic, crushed
  • 4
    carrots, cut into pieces
  • 15
    ml
    tomato purée
  • 10
    ml
    brown sugar
  • 50
    ml
    cake flour
  • 300
    ml
    meat stock
  • 5
    ml
    thyme, chopped
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • PASTRY
  • 2
    extra-large eggs
  • 250
    ml
    oil
  • 250
    ml
    milk
  • 500
    ml
    cake flour
  • 15
    ml
    baking powder
  • 5
    ml
    mustard powder
  • 1
    ml
    salt
 

Method

1 hour
 
Preheat the oven to 180 ºC. Heat the oil in a heavy-based saucepan and brawn the meat cubes. Spoon the meat into a large ovenproof dish. Stir-fry the vegetables for about five minutes in the same pan, Add the tomato purée and brown sugar. Mix the flour with a little cold water to form a paste, Stir into the vegetables along with the stock. Heat until the sauce comes to the boil and thickens slightly. Season with herbs and spoon over the meat, Cover the dish with aluminium foil and bake for about one hour until tender and done, Cool well. Meanwhile prepare the pastry: Beat the eggs, oil and milk together. Add to the dry ingredients and beat well. Carefully pour over the cooled meat mixture. Return to the oven and bake for another 20-25 minutes until the crust is golden brown and nicely risen. Serve hot with vegetables. Serves 6-8.
 

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