Beer Batter Yorkshire Puddings

Beer Batter Yorkshire Puddings

These Beer Batter Yorkshire Puddings are made using beer to make a light batter that rises superbly in the oven, and make the perfect accompaniment to roast beef.
Beer Batter Yorkshire Puddings

The best Sunday roast is beef, because not only is it the tastiest meat roasted, and not only does it makes the best flavoured gravy, but it also means there are yorkshire puddings to eat too. Let’s be honest, it is hard to beat a good Yorkshire pudding; all crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside.

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Slow Cooker Chinese Style Roast Beef

I LOVE my slow cooker and I am always trying to think up new and exciting meals to make in it. I have already made my roast beef in it several times which is so easy and makes a cheap cut like brisket melt in the mouth once cooked.

I happen to have some Chinese spices in my store cupboard and some noodles and I found some spring onions in my fridge, so I thought I would have a go at making an oriental inspired beef dish, and here it is!

You will need:
2 tbsp olive oil
1.5 kg beef brisket
1 bunch of spring onions chopped
2 tsp grated ginger (from a jar)
3 tsp crushed garlic (from a jar)
2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
1 tsp black pepper
100g dark brown muscovado sugar
50ml dark soy sauce
50ml light soy sauce
2 tbsp tomato purée
beef stock (I used one of those jelly type ones by knorr)
50 ml boiling water
2 peppers chopped
Handful of baby corn left whole

Place the beef in the slow cooker and turn it on to low
Put the oil, soy sauces, tomato purée, sugar, spices, garlic, ginger, beef stock, water and pepper into to bowl/jug and mix well and then pour over the beef
Scatter the vegetables in and around the beef
Leave to cook all day – I cooked mine for about 8 hours (but if you like your beef rarer cook for less time)
( I found that the veg was fine after being cooked for so long and were not mushy by the end, but if you prefer yours more crisp then you could add yours half way through cooking instead.
Once you are ready to serve your beef, remove from the slow cooker and leave to rest on a plate

while you finish off your sauce and cook your noodles and or rice
Transfer the sauce to a saucepan and heat up on a low heat and add a little cornflour to thicken it.
Then carve your beef however you like to serve it – I cut mine into chunks – and place on top of your rice/noodles and top with the sauce

Mmmmm 🙂
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Slow Cooker Roast Beef

Slow Cooker Roast Beef
This is my recipe for slow cooker roast beef . It is a meal that I have been cooking for many years now. It is the easiest way to ensure meat that is tender and tasty. As the beef cooks it creates its own gravy which contains all the juices from the meat. Please try it, because you will not be disappointed!
Slow Cooker Roast Beef

I appreciate that a joint of beef doesn’t take long to cook the conventional way in an oven. However, I like the fact that I can leave it cooking all day if I want to, while I am doing other things. I often put my beef in my slow cooker before breakfast on a Sunday morning for Sunday lunch. This means that I have a few hours, maybe all day, to enjoy time with my family. Allowing us to go out for a walk to work up an appetite, or to visit friends or family, before I need to return to the kitchen and get the vegetables cooked, and the slow cooker roast beef dished up.  

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