The clocks have gone back, the leaves on the trees are turning … winter is coming! But it’s OK because that means slow-cook season is back.
In my opinion a delicious beef stew will bring warmth and comfort to even the coldest day. Shin of beef is perfect for stewing, it is a reasonably cheap cut of meat with a lovely gelatinous grain running through it. When you cook it slowly in a delicious broth the ingredients transform into a rich, melt-in-the-mouth ‘wonder-dish’.
I’ve included a few of Sheffield’s finest ingredients in our recipe. Henderson’s Relish has been made in Sheffield since 1885. It is a secret blend of tamarinds, cayenne peppers, vinegar, garlic and cloves. A splash or two of Hendo’s adds layers of sweetness and spice to the stew. I chose Bradfield Brewery’s Farmers Brown Cow for the ‘ale’ element of the stew. Bradfield is a picturesque village nestled away in the Peak District. The brewery uses natural spring water from a borehole on its own farm, together with the finest malts and traditional hops to brew their award-winning beers.
You might notice something a bit different about the pan that we’ve used for this recipe. This is the first outing of our premium copper base stockpot. We developed the new range of cookware to complement the existing copper tri-ply. The bodies are made from one thick sheet of 18/8 grade stainless steel, making them lighter than the copper-tri-ply. The base is a combination of stainless steel, aluminium and copper utilising the same energy-efficient and heat-dispersing technology that you find on the professional tri-ply range. The stainless steel doesn’t tarnish in the same way the copper does so it is really easy to keep the pan bodies looking pristine. The pans have deep bodies to ensure that they have serviceable, family-friendly capacities. We also opted for glass lids which means that you can keep an eye on your food bubbling away on the hob-top and we included a soft grip section on the handles for a bit of additional comfort when the pans are being used. We are so excited about the pans making their way to market and we hope that you love them too.
Written by Faye
Serves: 6 as a main dish
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 3 hours