I had a few bags of potatoes needing used up (they'd started sprouting so I boiled them whole) and half a leftover Shetland beefroast in the fridge, so I combined the two into this fantastic quick and easy mid-week dinner dish
Using lard I found the dough fell apart quite a bit, so just press it into place if need be. While growing up my mother used to make meat pies out of leftoverroastbeef and her mother's pie crust recipe, written in her own note book as 'Mum's Pie Crust'
Few dishes can rival RoastBeef and Yorkshire puddings as a traditional Sunday lunch and this is especially true, on a cold and frosty winters day - I know it's March and supposedly the start of spring but try telling that to the Bristish climate
Stir it well scraping up all the meaty juices and allow to thicken over a medium heat. So it was with great joy that an alignment of a bargain joint of beef and a free Sunday evening coincided to allow me to do my own roastbeef for the first time
Pour off any fat into a dripping bowl, reserving any juices in the pan, pop the dripping in the fridge ready to use for the next roast, place your roasting tin on the stove and add the beef stock and Madeira, bring to a rolling simmer and reduce by a third, add all the resting juices from the beef and using a whisk be sure to scrap off all the flavoursome bits that have stuck to the bottom of the pan adding further depth to this gorgeous old fashioned honest gravy