Heat the lard in a heavy-bottomed pot over high heat and fry the lardons (bacon cut into strips about
Once the beef is cooking, make the dumplings: Stir together the flour, suet, baking powder, salt, rosemary, and a little pepper in a bowl, then mix in enough cold water (
At the end of cooking, using a slotted spoon, transfer the dumplings and beef to warmed individual plates. Turn up the heat and reduce the cooking liquid to a good sauce consistency, then spoon an equal amount over each serving.
MRS. BIRD: There, there. There are worse crimes on earth than loyalty. Dry your eyes, and fetch the beef stew I was making for tomorrow. You’ve not had a chance to spoil that, I suppose.
DAISY: I was going to mix in some syrup of figs. But I’ve not done it yet.
˜ SEASON 1, EPISODE 7
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