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PostSun Nov 04, 2012 3:40 am » by domdabears


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PostMon Nov 05, 2012 8:16 am » by sevenflowers


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PostSat Nov 10, 2012 8:52 pm » by domdabears


I want to make Cottage Pie.

What do you Brits think of this recipe? http://allrecipes.com/recipe/proper-eng ... ttage-pie/

Or let me know yours.
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PostSat Nov 10, 2012 9:09 pm » by Shemagh


domdabears wrote:I want to make Cottage Pie.

What do you Brits think of this recipe? http://allrecipes.com/recipe/proper-eng ... ttage-pie/

Or let me know yours.




Well I'd leave out the Cinnamon and Italian seasoning, and add diced Turnip (Swede) and I never put milk in mashed potato, but then I'm Scottish,(I think the English do), some people add a couple of handfuls of frozen peas to the minced (ground) beef, but that's optional, apart from that, sounds good.
Of course if you substitute ground beef for ground lamb, it becomes a Shepherds Pie.


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PostSat Nov 10, 2012 9:13 pm » by domdabears


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domdabears wrote:I want to make Cottage Pie.

What do you Brits think of this recipe? http://allrecipes.com/recipe/proper-eng ... ttage-pie/

Or let me know yours.




Well I'd leave out the Cinnamon and Italian seasoning, and add diced Turnip (Swede) and I never put milk in mashed potato, but then I'm Scottish,(I think the English do), some people add a couple of handfuls of frozen peas to the minced (ground) beef, but that's optional, apart from that, sounds good.
Of course if you substitute ground beef for ground lamb, it becomes a Shepherds Pie.

The milk makes it more creamy. I always put milk in mine.

I was also thinking about doing the shepherds pie too. I don't have any experience in Lamb though. I'm sure it browns the same as beef though. And maybe twice the price. I don't know.
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PostSat Nov 10, 2012 9:17 pm » by 99socks


Tonight we've having mulukhia! :banana:


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PostSat Nov 10, 2012 9:19 pm » by Fatdogmendoza


domdabears wrote:I want to make Cottage Pie.

What do you Brits think of this recipe? http://allrecipes.com/recipe/proper-eng ... ttage-pie/

Or let me know yours.



This is more of a traditional recipe

4 tbsp oil
3 onions
500 g beef mince
3 cloves garlic
2 tbsp plain flour
2 tbsp tomato puree
A pinch of dried thyme
3 tbsp Worcester sauce
300 ml strong beef stock (appromximately)
Salt and pepper

For the potatoes:

750 g potatoes (raw weight) cooked and mashed, but warm
150 ml hot milk approximately
50 g butter or olive oil
A pinch of nutmeg
Salt and pepper


Heat the oil, add the onion and cook for 10 minutes to slightly brown.

Add the mince and break it up well.

Cook it until all the moisture has evaporated and the mince starts to brown in the oil and fat from the meat.

Once well browned, add the garlic and flour and mix well to soak up any fat and continue to cook until the flour browns well on the bottom of the pan.

Next add the tomato puree, thyme, Worcester sauce, and enough stock to just cover the meat.

Season well with salt and pepper and cook for 20-25 minutes gently, or the flour will catch, stirring occasionally.

The mix should be fairly thick, then pour or spoon it into a baking dish and leave to cool.

Whisk the hot milk, butter or oil and nutmeg into the mashed potatoes and season well with salt and pepper.

The mash should not be too creamy, but soft.

Spoon it onto the cooled, set mince and fluff it up with a fork.

When ready, reheat in a moderate oven for 20-25 minutes until golden and slightly crunchy.

You can leave out the nutmeg if you want, sometimes I do, sometimes I dont....
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PostSat Nov 10, 2012 9:22 pm » by Fatdogmendoza


99socks wrote:Tonight we've having mulukhia! :banana:


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PostSat Nov 10, 2012 9:25 pm » by Shemagh


Treat the Lamb just like the Beef, but yes it is more expensive, well in Britain anyway, I don't understand why, the fields here are covered in sheep, they're everywhere, don't get it.!

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PostSat Nov 10, 2012 9:30 pm » by domdabears


Oh man, this Irish Shepherd's Pie is sounding good.

http://allrecipes.com/video/577/irish-s ... latedVideo

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