For the pastry :
- 280 g Self Raising Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Powder
- 140 g Beef Suet
- A Pinch of Salt
- 75 ml Cold Water
For the Filling :
- 2 Tins of Stewed Steak
- 25 g Beef dripping
- 1 Onion (Diced)
- 2 Carrots (Diced)
- 1 Beef Stock Cube
- 25 g Flour
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 15 ml Tomato puree
These puddings are a classic , they are often filled with Steak & Kidney . This version is Steak & Vegetables. Served with light fluffy Mashed Potato and a bit of extra gravy ....
For the Pastry :
- Combine the flour , Salt & Baking powder into a large bowl. Then Mix the dry ingredients together.
- Add the Suet.
- Slowly add the water to the mix, then combine with your hands until slightly sticky
- Knead the pastry with your hands for 5 - 10 minutes.
- If the Pastry becomes to sticky add a small amount of flour.
- Knead until smooth.
- Leave the pastry aside for about 30 minutes.
For the Filling :
- Peel and Dice your Onion and Carrots.
- Melt the Beef dripping in a saucepan then fry off the veg for about 10 minutes.
- Add the 25 g of Flour and Beef Stock Cube.
- Mix to a paste.
- Add the two tins of Stewed Steak and the Bay Leaf.
- Cover and simmer for around 30 minutes or until the carrots are soft.
- Remove from the heat and set aside.
Making the Puddings:
- Grease your pudding tins with butter. Make sure that you completely cover the inside of each tin.
- Roll out the pastry and cut out large circles , enough to fit inside each pudding tin.
- Line the tin's with the pastry.
- Fill each tin with enough filling to the top.
- Roll out more pastry cutting out circles large enough to make the lids.
- Using your finger , wet around the rim of each pudding before crimping on the lids.
- Tightly cover with tin foil to form a water-proof cover around each pudding.
- Bring a pan of water to the boil, then place each pudding in the pan so that the water covers up to 1" from the top.
- Then simmer for around 2 hrs , or until the pastry is fully cooked.
You will need to keep topping up the water every 30 minutes so that the pan does not boil dry ...