Beef Cobbler

Beef Cobbler
 
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Ingredients

Ingredients
Method
 
  • For the braising beef
  • 900g beef
  • 3-4 tbsp plain flour
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, peeled and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely crushed
  • 6 rashers of smoked streaky bacon, chopped
  • 600ml bottle of fruity red wine
  • 600ml beef stock
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 2 celery stalks, trimmed and cut into large pieces
  • 2 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Few sprigs of thyme
  • For the cheese scones
  • 250g self-raising flour, plus extra for kneading
  • 1/3 tsp fine sea salt
  • 50g cold, unsalted butter
  • 150g medium Cheddar, grated
  • 150ml whole milk
1 Preheat the oven to 170C/Gas 3. Cut the beef into bite-size pieces and toss with the flour that has been seasoned with a pinch each of salt and pepper.

2 Heat a thin layer of oil in a large, heavy-based casserole. Fry the beef in batches until golden brown all over, transferring each batch to a plate. Add a little more oil as necessary before frying another batch. It will take about 2-3 minutes to brown each side.

3 Add a little more oil to the pan and fry the onions, garlic and bacon. Stir over high heat for 6-8 minutes until golden. Tip in any remaining seasoned flour and stir for 2 minutes. Pour in the red wine and let it boil until reduced by a third. Pour in the stock and add the carrots, celery, parsnip and herbs. Return the beef to the pan along with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. If the liquid does not cover the beef and vegetables.

4 Bring the liquid to a simmer on the hob. Cover the casserole with a lid and transfer to the oven. Cook for 2-21/2 hours, Stirring halfway, until the beef is very tender. Skim off any fat.

5 If you find the sauce too thin, remove the meat and vegetables with a slotted spoon and boil until thickened to a desired consistency. Taste and adjust the seasoning, then return the beef and vegetables to the pan to reheat and stir gently to coat in the sauce.

6 Make the scones half an hour before you are ready to serve. Set the oven temperature to 240C/Gas 9. Sift the flour and salt together in a large bowl. Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs (you can also use the food processor to do this). Stir through all but 2 tablespoons of the grated cheese. Make a well in the centre of the mixture, pour in the milk and mix to a dough.

7 Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until just smooth. Roll it out to about 2cm in thickness. Use a 6-7cm pastry cutter to stamp out rounds, re-rolling the trimmings until you¹ve used up the dough. Arrange the rounds on top of the stew, leaving a little space between each one to allow for expansion. Sprinkle the rounds with the reserved cheese.

8 Bake for 20-25 minutes until well risen and golden brown. Remove from the oven and stand for 5 minutes before serving.

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The cheese scones are a tasty alternative to pastry

Method


1 Preheat the oven to 170C/Gas 3. Cut the beef into bite-size pieces and toss with the flour that has been seasoned with a pinch each of salt and pepper.

2 Heat a thin layer of oil in a large, heavy-based casserole. Fry the beef in batches until golden brown all over, transferring each batch to a plate. Add a little more oil as necessary before frying another batch. It will take about 2-3 minutes to brown each side.

3 Add a little more oil to the pan and fry the onions, garlic and bacon. Stir over high heat for 6-8 minutes until golden. Tip in any remaining seasoned flour and stir for 2 minutes. Pour in the red wine and let it boil until reduced by a third. Pour in the stock and add the carrots, celery, parsnip and herbs. Return the beef to the pan along with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. If the liquid does not cover the beef and vegetables.

4 Bring the liquid to a simmer on the hob. Cover the casserole with a lid and transfer to the oven. Cook for 2-21/2 hours, Stirring halfway, until the beef is very tender. Skim off any fat.

5 If you find the sauce too thin, remove the meat and vegetables with a slotted spoon and boil until thickened to a desired consistency. Taste and adjust the seasoning, then return the beef and vegetables to the pan to reheat and stir gently to coat in the sauce.

6 Make the scones half an hour before you are ready to serve. Set the oven temperature to 240C/Gas 9. Sift the flour and salt together in a large bowl. Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs (you can also use the food processor to do this). Stir through all but 2 tablespoons of the grated cheese. Make a well in the centre of the mixture, pour in the milk and mix to a dough.

7 Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until just smooth. Roll it out to about 2cm in thickness. Use a 6-7cm pastry cutter to stamp out rounds, re-rolling the trimmings until you¹ve used up the dough. Arrange the rounds on top of the stew, leaving a little space between each one to allow for expansion. Sprinkle the rounds with the reserved cheese.

8 Bake for 20-25 minutes until well risen and golden brown. Remove from the oven and stand for 5 minutes before serving.
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