Steak and kidney pudding

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 Kidney, beef
4 tablespoons Shortening
2 Onion; chopped
2 pounds Round steak; cubed
1½ tablespoon Worcester sauce
½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Pepper
2 tablespoons Butter; softened
2 tablespoons Flour
2 tablespoons Parsley; minced
1 teaspoon Rosemary
1 teaspoon Or‚gano
1 cup Flour; + 2 t
¼ teaspoon Salt
⅓ cup Shortening
2 tablespoons ;Water, cold
--- Fannie Farmer Cookbook

PASTRY

Calories per serving: 654 Fat grams per serving: 36 Approx. Cook Time: 2:30

Wash the kidney, remove membranes and fat, and cut kidney in 1" cubes. Cube the steak into 1" cubes. Melt the shortening in a heavy pot. Add the onions and cook, stirring often, until well browned. Add the steak and kidneys.

When the meat is browned on all sides, pour on 2 cups of boiling water, Worcester, salt, and pepper. Cove and cook over a very low heat for 1½ hours, or until the steak is tender. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Blend the butter with the flour to make a beurre manie. Drop small pellets of this paste into the sauce and stir to thicken it. Put meat and sauce into a deep pie plate and sprinkle with parsley. If you wish to use a pastry topping, roll out the dough and cover the pie plate. Slash the top, crimp the edges, and bake about 30 minutes, or until well browned.

Pastry: Mix the flour and salt. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender. Combine lightly only until the mixture resembles coarse meal or very tine peas; its texture will not be uniform but will contain crumbs and small bits and pieces. Sprinkle water over the flour mixture, a tablespoon at a time, and mix lightly with a fork, using only enough water so that the pastry will hold together when pressed gently into a ball.

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