Sunday, September 09, 2007

England. What are the differences between pies and puddings. Steak and kidney pudding recipe.

There are the differences between pies and puddings:

  1. Pies are cooked in not deep pans which are rarely taller than about 5 cm. Puddings are cooked in deep tall bowls .
  2. The dough for a pies consists flour, fat, salt, pepper and cold water. For pudding dough the fat is replaced with beef suet and used self-raising flour.
  3. Pies are cooked in the oven. Puddings cooked steamed.
Steak and Kidney Pudding

  • 400 g self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 200 g beef suet, grated or chopped
  • 1 kg rump steak
  • 250 g veal kidney
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbs flour
  • 4 tbs chopped onions
  • 125 ml port or strong ale
  • 125 ml beef stock
  • 2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
Make the pudding dough. Grease the pudding basin (a deep round bowl used for cooking steamed puddings) and line it with the dough, keeping a little back. Put the meat and kidneys with onions into the basin. Mix well port, beef stock and Worcestershire sauce. Pour the sauce mixture over the filling. Cover with rest of dough, pressing the edges together firmly so that the dough encloses the pudding completely. Wrap the pudding basin in a cloth and steam for 3-4 hours ina bain-marie. The crust will appear at the end of cooking.

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