So a few weeks back we cooked beef wellington and I have to say it was amazing!
So being the wonderful person I am, I thought I would share it with you!!!
So for this you will need;
Beef roasting joint
Pancake mix: flour, eggs milk.
Spinach – 2 frozen blocks
Mushrooms – 283 g
Shallots – 6
Tarragon – 1 tsp
Parsley – 1 tsp
Ready Rolled Puff pastry (depending on the size of your beef you may need two sheets of (pastry)
Egg – 1
Now we seared our beef first in a pan but you don’t have to. We also found that due to the size of the beef that part cooking our beef first probably would have been better. Once it’s almost cooked (I would say take out 30 mins before the end) take it out and place it in the fridge to cool. You can leave it on the side but we found it quicker this way.
Then pop your mushrooms through a blender and the shallots. Add the herbs and season and fry them off in a pan. Set aside and leave to cool.
Next you need to make your pancake mixture. (Trust me with this you will not regret it!) Make your pancake mix as usual or buy pre made if you can’t make them or even buy pre made if you don’t want the hassle. Before you make your pancakes you need to add your spinach. Now we used frozen and defrosted in the microwave and once defrosted we added to the pancake batter and blended thoroughly. We told our youngest it was a Hulk pancake and he loved it!!! When your mixture is made, get your pancakes going and set aside. You may only need about 3.
Now this is where the fun bits start!!!!
Get your pancakes on a flat surface making sure they overlap. Place your beef joint on top of the pancakes. Get your mushroom mixture and cover the beef with it. Then you need to wrap the beef with your pancake. The next tricky bit is to wrap this in cling film and let this rest for about half an hour.
Once the time is up you then need to wrap this in your pastry. Place it on a baking tray and brush with the egg. If I need to tell you at this point to be cracking your egg and whisking before attempting to brush the pastry with your egg well then my friend I don’t think making Beef Wellington is where you should be started your cooking experience!!!!!
Place your beef in the oven for about 30 mins on 180 fan until your pastry is cooked and browned.
Once this is done you should have an amazing beef wellington that should wow any guest!! Serve with whatever you fancy and enjoy.
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