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Whirl Original Whirl
  • Course Types: Main Course
Dietary Type / Allergen Information
Nut Free lrg
Nut Free
Soy free lrg
Soya Free
Steak and ale pie


  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1.5 Kg diced beef chuck
  • 2 onions
  • ½ tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 2 ½ Litres beef stock
  • 4 flat mushrooms
  • 1.2 litres real ale
  • 500g plain flour
  • 200ml Original Whirl
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs

Products Used: Original Whirl

Original whirl


  1. Sift the flour in a large bowl and add the Original Whirl

  2. Rub in with your fingertips until you have fine breadcrumbs

  3. Add the salt, a few tablespoons of water and mix to a firm dough.

  4. Wrap tightly in cling film and chill in the fridge.

  5. Heat the oil and brown the beef.

  6. Add sliced onions, tomato puree, thyme, beef stock and bring to the boil

  7. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 ½ hours

  8. Add sliced mushrooms and real ale and cook for a further 30 minutes

  9. Preheat oven to 180C

  10. Roll out the pastry and line a dish with ¾ of the pastry

  11. Add the beef mixture

  12. With the remaining ¼ pastry cover the pie dish and trim any excess

  13. Crimp the edges and brush with beaten egg

  14. Pierce the centre with a knife

  15. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown

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