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beef wellington

Postby milton2 » March 31st, 2010, 12:33 pm

Hi All. Just wondered which beef wellinton recipe you have found to be the most successful. I am planning to try the John Torode one this weekend, unless there is a completely foolproof one out there that I don't know about yet.
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Re: beef wellington

Postby peasoupdragon » March 31st, 2010, 3:04 pm

None :evil:

Sorry - it always looks lovely in the Cookery books though
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Re: beef wellington

Postby ianinfrance » March 31st, 2010, 10:06 pm

I'm 100% with PSD on this.

I've never had one made by anyone where the pastry was perfect and the meat perfectly cooked at the same time.

I think it's really hard to get right. Certainly I've never succeeded. I'd serve grilled rare fillet steak with some foie gras and duxelles on the top and a couple of puff pastry crescents. Call it a "deconstructed" beef Wellington! :D :lol:
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Re: beef wellington

Postby milton2 » April 1st, 2010, 6:27 am

Ta for the replies. I shall let you know how it goes...
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Re: beef wellington

Postby ianinfrance » April 1st, 2010, 8:47 am

Hi again Milton2

Sorry not to have been more positive. But - do let us know.

I do have one tip, which you may or may not like to try. It's not altogether authentic, but one can use a brioche type dough round the fillet, quite successfully, because - unlike puff pastry, which can't stand warmth before it gets cooked - the fact that it's yeast raised means that the residual warmth of the meat helps the dough rise a bit extra before baking.
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Re: beef wellington

Postby marcecath » April 1st, 2010, 7:01 pm

Hi Milton 2!
I have read a recipe that says to wrap a pancake between the steak and the pastry - stops it going soggy!! I think it was the Olive mag when 2 different ways were tested.
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Re: beef wellington

Postby marcecath » April 1st, 2010, 7:08 pm

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1138 ... wellington
Found the recipe!! Looks very yummy!! It was a pro v punter . This was the best . Hope this helps.
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Re: beef wellington

Postby Joyola » April 2nd, 2010, 6:03 pm

Hello All,

This is my first post here, saw a mention of it on the BBC site, I think it was a post by IaninFrance.

Back to Beef Wellington, I've never cooked this, but my daughter has done it for the last two Christmases, following Gordon Ramsey's recipe, and it has been
beautiful, the beef is topped with a mushroom mixture.
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Re: beef wellington

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Re: beef wellington

Postby ianinfrance » April 2nd, 2010, 7:43 pm

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Re: beef wellington

Postby milton2 » April 3rd, 2010, 6:25 am

Well, tonight's the night......
I will let you know how it goes...
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Re: beef wellington

Postby Catherine » April 3rd, 2010, 11:10 pm

Hope all went well Milton. I don't know what recipe my mum uses but she makes a fantastic wellington. Meat rare and pastry perfect. I gets the thumbs up from the eaters anyway. Hope you enjoyed yours
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Re: beef wellington

Postby milton2 » April 4th, 2010, 5:58 am

HURRAH....the wellington was perfect.... wrapping it in parma ham worked really well and was easy to do and really added a certain something to the taste. I cooked it for a birthday dinner for some friends, who are serious foodies and very good cooks. My wellington was described as "a triumph". I am really pleased... will try out some more recipes from JT's book.
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Re: beef wellington

Postby ianinfrance » April 4th, 2010, 7:59 am

Well done,

And thanks for coming back to tell us all about it.
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