Bedfordshire Clanger

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Recipe by: Andy Bates

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, finely Technique: Chop To cut large ingredients or dishes into smaller chunks using a sharp knife. You can chop using a serrated blade fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please chopped
  • 500g beef skirt, Technique: Chop To cut large ingredients or dishes into smaller chunks using a sharp knife. You can chop using a serrated blade fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please chopped
  • 1 tin beef consomm√© (stock)
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2-3 ripe pears, peeled, cored and roughly Technique: Chop To cut large ingredients or dishes into smaller chunks using a sharp knife. You can chop using a serrated blade fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For the pastry:

  • 300g-350g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 85g shredded beef suet
  • 60g butter, chilled and coarsely Technique: Grate Shredding a large ingredient to produce small, evenly-sized morsels. You can grate ingredients using a grating disc fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please grated
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 150ml water

Use imperial measurements

Method

How to make Bedfordshire Clanger

1. Make the meaty bit of the filling: heat half the vegetable oil in a large heavy-based frying pan and gently cook the onions for 2-3 minutes until soft and translucent. Remove from the pan and put to one side.

2. Heat the pan again over a high heat, add the rest of the vegetable oil, season with salt and pepper to taste and add the Technique: Chop To cut large ingredients or dishes into smaller chunks using a sharp knife. You can chop using a serrated blade fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please chopped meat. Cook over a high heat for 3-4 minutes, turning, until evenly browned. Remove the meat from the pan and mix with the onions.

3. Add the stock to the pan together with the Worcestershire sauce, and boil until you have only 2-3 tablespoons left, then add the meat and onions back to the pan and cook over a high heat until the sauce has reduced until it is just coating the meat. Remove from heat and keep warm.

4. Preheat the oven to 200°C/Gas 6.

5. Meanwhile, make the pastry: mix the flour, salt, suet and Technique: Grate Shredding a large ingredient to produce small, evenly-sized morsels. You can grate ingredients using a grating disc fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please grated butter with your fingers into a fine breadcrumb-like consistency. Mix in about 150-160ml water and the beaten egg to form a smooth dough and Technique: Kneading A way to mix and work dough to form a smooth, elastic ball, ready to shape and cook. I know this Teach me, please knead .

6. Next, spoon the meat filling in one half and the pear into the other, using a little piece of moulded spare pastry to separate the two in the centre. Roll the pastry over into a large sausage roll shape, place on a lightly greased or non-stick baking tray.

7. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the pastry is golden.