Late last year I bought some Caffreys with the intention of making some steak and ale pie. Well I finally got off my ass and put the pictured concoction together. For those culinary nerds, I used Tesco Finest Rump steak and slow cooked it for several hours with some secret herbs and spices. Ok not so secret, they included some flour, onion gravy mix, vegetable stock cubes, onions and mushrooms. I also wanted to take a slightly different approach so I used dumplings instead of puff pastry to fulfill my carbohydrate delights. Not traditional I know, but damn tasty none the less. I am going to visit Jeff for lunch today at his pub. Will his chef’s culinary skills stand up to mine?
I also watched the ‘Celebrity come dine with me’ omnibus whilst preparing and eating my creation. I was backing Abi Titmuss to win. Sadly she did not, but it was entertaining. She is surprisingly bright as well as being attractive. The fact that she swings both ways is a bonus. A top bird.