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emergency casserole and horseradish (dumplings) question

Postby Herbidacious » October 23rd, 2019, 6:03 pm

I am making a 'beef' beer and marmite casserole with horseradish and parsley dumplings. The casserole has been in the oven for quite some time and it tastes a bit bitter. Too much marmite. It's still nice but... any suggestions. Will I ruin it if I add sugar?

re the dumplings, the recipe says 3tbsp of horseadish cream, but I just realized that what husband bought was horseradish sauce. Could anyone if there is a difference, and if so, and how it would affect the recipe. (Strength, primarily, I guess...)

I was hoping to have it ready for husband in true 1950s style... although I have some time still as he just texted to say he just got on the wrong train :?
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Re: emergency casserole and horseradish (dumplings) question

Postby wargarden » October 23rd, 2019, 6:43 pm

a big difference between horseradish sauce and horseadish cream is in taste and bite.
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Re: emergency casserole and horseradish (dumplings) question

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » October 23rd, 2019, 7:09 pm

Maybe add a bit of honey to sweeten . I wouldn’t worry about the horseradish sauce and cream . All much of a muchness unless it specified fresh grated horseradish which can blow your socks off
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Re: emergency casserole and horseradish (dumplings) question

Postby Herbidacious » October 23rd, 2019, 7:10 pm

So which way does it go? I would have guessed that the sauce would be more acidic. I actually decided to just go ahead with the sauce. One site suggested they were the same, but anyway. The proof will be in teh tasting... in about 10 minutes :)
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Re: emergency casserole and horseradish (dumplings) question

Postby TeresaFoodie » October 23rd, 2019, 7:36 pm

Ah, damn, I missed dish up time. :hungry: :lol:

How did it go?

What did you use for your 'beef?

I like the sound of horseradish dumplings! I would stuff those down regardless of how potent they were! :chops:
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Re: emergency casserole and horseradish (dumplings) question

Postby Herbidacious » October 23rd, 2019, 8:01 pm

It was very nice :) Seconds the size of firsts were had by OH.

I just used generic Quorn chunks. I think they used to do beef, but couldn't find any in Sainsbury's last weekend.

The dumplings weren't especially potent. I think just right. A little sweet perhaps. The recipe was: 150g self-raising flour, 75g vegetable suet, supposed to be 30g of flat leaf parsely, but I just added dried sage instead (couldn't really taste it though), 3tbsp of creamed horseradish/sauce and cold water to mix.

The recipe as a whole was adapted from something in the back of October's Sainsbury's magazine.
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Re: emergency casserole and horseradish (dumplings) question

Postby Herbidacious » October 23rd, 2019, 8:02 pm

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Re: emergency casserole and horseradish (dumplings) question

Postby earthmaiden » October 23rd, 2019, 8:31 pm

Glad it worked out well. I find beer in casseroles can leave a bitter taste sometimes, I think that like wine, it has to reduce.
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Re: emergency casserole and horseradish (dumplings) question

Postby TeresaFoodie » October 23rd, 2019, 9:04 pm

Ooh yum. I bought some Quorn chunks for the freezer ladt week with no particular recipe to use them in. Stew and dumps could be on the cards. :tu:

Glad you enjoyed your feast! :grin:
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Re: emergency casserole and horseradish (dumplings) question

Postby Herbidacious » October 24th, 2019, 8:12 am

It was good comfort food :)
Could have been the beer that made it a little bitter, EM, but I supsect marmite was the culprit. I aded a smidgeon of brown sugar in the end. It tasted good. The bitterness was subtle and didn't spoil it.

I realized it's ages since I have cooked anything from a recipe. I rather enjoyed it, even though it was hardly rocket science. Husband appreciated it a lot. It was just his sort of thing. I imagine it was nice to come home to a meal, too. (I don't think that's happened to me since I lived at home as a child/teenager!) Of late we have been eating quick stuff prepared when he gets home, or sorting ourselves out if he's home late and I can't wait. Still not quite got into a new him living at home and working routine.
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Re: emergency casserole and horseradish (dumplings) question

Postby Seatallan » October 24th, 2019, 8:18 am

There's nothing like something slow-cooked is there? Especially at this time of year... :chops: :hungry:
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Re: emergency casserole and horseradish (dumplings) question

Postby miss mouse » October 24th, 2019, 8:24 am

earthmaiden wrote: I find beer in casseroles can leave a bitter taste sometimes,


I find beer bitter as well, lager is better for me.

It looks good.
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Re: emergency casserole and horseradish (dumplings) question

Postby suffolk » October 24th, 2019, 10:28 am

I think it’s a little odd that the recipe does give more guidance on the type of beer to use ... there are so many different styles as there are with wine ... Id probably have gone with a stout for a rounder flavour.
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Re: emergency casserole and horseradish (dumplings) question

Postby Herbidacious » October 24th, 2019, 11:19 am

I used a bottle of Old Speckled Hen. It didn't taste of beer, thankfully. I imagine it's not supposed to.

edit: the food, I meant, not the beer. I didn't try that!
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Re: emergency casserole and horseradish (dumplings) question

Postby wargarden » October 24th, 2019, 2:08 pm

Seatallan slow cooked food on cold day is best.
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Re: emergency casserole and horseradish (dumplings) question

Postby Seatallan » October 24th, 2019, 3:51 pm

:D :tu:
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