For 5-6 people you need

1 1/2-2 lb. stewing steak 4-6 oz. kidney seasoning 1 oz. flour 1 oz. fat 1 pint stock Rough puff pastry, made with 8 oz. flour etc. Cut the meat into 1 -inch cubes, roll in the seasoned flour

  • Fry in the hot fat for a few minutes, then gradually blend in the stock and cook until the mixture has thickened slightly.
  • Put a lid on the pan, lower the heat and simmer for approximately 1 1/2 hours.
  • Allow the meat to cool, put a funnel in the pie dish, lift the meat into the dish with a little of the gravy save the rest to serve with the pie.
  • Make the rough puff pastry
  • Roll out the pastry and cover the pie.
  • Form any scraps into leaves etc. for decoration, brush with a little milk and stick into position.
  • Brush the pie with milk, and make a tiny slit over the funnel to allow the steam to escape.
  • Bake at the higher temperature for 10 minutes, then lower the heat and cook for a further 20-30 minutes.

Oven temperature: very hot. 450-475°F. - Gas Mark 8-9 reducing to hot 400-425°F.-Gas Mark 6

Oven position: centre