d100 Recipes: Beef Stew & Bread and Butter Pudding

It’s getting proper chilly down here in the southern hemisphere, so we need some good hearty food to keep us warm. And what’s better than a beef and beer stew, and a good classic pudding?

Beef Stew

Ingredients

  • 100g/4 ounces of bacon, diced
  • 1kg/2 lbs of stewing beef, roughly cut
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 3 potatoes, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup of mushrooms, chopped
  • 500ml/1 pint of stout beer
  • 1 cup of beef stock
  • ¼ cup of tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • Herbs, salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons of flour

Equipment

  • Stove top/hob

Method

  • Mix the beef through the flour and cook in a saucepan until brown, then remove it from the pan and set aside
  • Fry the bacon until brown and crispy, and then add in the onions and cook through
  • Pour in the beer and stock, bring to a boil, scrape the bottom of the pan and simmer for a few minutes
  • Add in all the vegetables, tomato paste, Worchershtire sauce, and the beef.
  • Cover the saucepan, reduce the heat and simmer for 2-3 hours
  • Add in salt and pepper to taste.

Bread and Butter Pudding

Ingredients

  • 8 slices of bread
  • 50g/2 ounces of softened butter
  • 5 tablespoons of your favourite jam
  • ⅓ cup of caster sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup of cream
  • 1 ½ cups of milk
  • 4 eggs

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Baking tin (approx 35cmx20cm/14”x8”)
  • Baking/parchment paper

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
  • Line a baking tin with baking/parchment paper.
  • Spread the butter and jam on the bread and make some jam sandwiches
  • Cut each sandwich into triangles and arrange them in the baking dish
  • Mix the sugar, cinnamon, cream, milk and eggs together and pour over the sandwiches
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.

If you like these recipes, have a go at making them, and let us know how it turns out!

If you’ve missed any of the previous recipes, find them HERE.


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