Hartford House

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Roast Beef with Horseradish, Yorkshire Pudding and Caramelised Red Onions Recipe

Yorkshire Pudding Photo : Jackie Cameron

Yorkshire Pudding
Photo : Jackie Cameron

As I reflect on the fact that English food is not thought of as fondly as,  let’s say, French and/or Italian cuisine. This seems crazy when you  consider everything the English have brought to the table.

The first dish that springs to mind is roast beef served with pickled  walnuts, electrifying fresh horseradish, outer-crispy and inner-spongy  Yorkshire pudding and hot English Mustard. Delicious!

Roast Beef with Horseradish, Yorkshire Pudding and Caramelised Red Onions

Fresh Horseradish

Grow your own as it is simple and will last forever and has so many uses.  Fresh or preserved in white wine vinegar, sugar and salt.  Mix with homemade mayonnaise, whipped sour cream or yoghurt to make your very own horseradish crème.

Individual Yorkshire Puddings

Yields : 10

Ingredients :

180 ml Sunflower Oil

310 ml Full Cream Milk

3 Eggs beaten well

Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper

255g Cake Flour, sifted

Method :

1) Heat oven to 220˚C

2) Take a muffin tray and divide the oil evenly between each cup.  Place this muffin tray into the oven to get very hot for about 15 minutes

3) Whisk the milk, eggs and seasoning together.  Combine the flour within the egg mixture

4) Remove the hot pans from the oven, be careful and divide the mixture between 10 cups so to fill ¾ full

5) Bake in the oven for 11 minutes or until puffy and raised

6) Remove and serve straight away

Caramelised Red Onions

Yields : 405 g or 13 portions-served chilled

Ingredients :

655g Chinese style (sliced) Onion

500 ml Red Wine

150 g Treacle Sugar

Method :

Place all of the above ingredients into a heavy based pan.  Allow to simmer until onions are caramelised and most of the red wine has reduced to make red wine syrup that is coating the onion slices (which takes about 35 minutes) 

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I look forward to hearing from you.

jackie cameron

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef
Hartford House
+27 33 263 2713