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Irish Stew and Dumplings

ingredients

3/4 pound beef, cut into cubes
3/4 cup (75 g) 3 oz plain flour (All purpose)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon fat (shortening)
1/4 cup carrot
1/4 cup turnip
1/4 cup onion
3/4 cup diced potato
2 1/2 cups boiling water
Salt and pepper to taste

for the dumplings

1/2 cup (60 g) plain flour sifted (All purpose)
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 tablespoon shortening
1/4 cup milk

method

1. Dredge beef cubes in a mixture of the flour and salt. Brown meat in fat; remove with slotted spoon and set aside.

2. Place remaining ingredients in crockpot. Add browned beef. Do not stir. Cover, cook on LOW about 5 hours.

3. When meat is tender, remove meat and vegetables from crockpot. Mix 3 tablespoons flour to 3 tablespoons water (plus dashes of salt and pepper) in a cup until the mixture resembles paste. Stir into liquid in crockpot. Add 1 teaspoon instant coffee (to make the gravy turn brown). When liquid is heated, return meat and vegetables to heat. Add dumplings and cook for one more hour.

for the dumplings

1. Sift together flour, salt and baking powder. Cut in shortening.

2. Gradually add milk; mix until smooth.

3. Drop by tablespoons on hot stew. Cover. Cook for last hour .

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Correction
posted by Mrs B @ 12:41PM, 2/20/10
Irish stew is traditionally made with mutton
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