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I made the yorkshire pudding base for chicken pot pie and it was absolutely deliscious. Very versatile recipe. This will definitely go into my rotation. I would love to make it the way it is posted but my husband doesn't like kidney. Nonethe less it's a 5 star recipe !!!

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Pond Lady August 14, 2012

This is a great dish. I make it minus the kidneys and use a claret wine. It is a tender, flavorful, filling, hot meal that has taken the place of "regular" stew in our home.

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hththt April 10, 2010

This was warm, filling, and delicious! I am not able to use the kidneys, and didn't even have any steak on hand, so I had to modify it somewhat severely and use ground beef and some chicken breasts. I also couldn't use the dairy milk for the pudding part, so substituted coconut milk. That said, if you can accept that it was the same recipe made as posted, this was a wonderful dinner! I served it with mashed potatoes, as suggested, and broccoli on the side. The pudding puffed up beautifully and browned to a nice crunch around the edges. The gravy was divine. I would also add that at least in my family, this made 6 hearty servings and not just 4. Thanks for adopting this recipe, Honni!

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Susiecat too December 17, 2007

Very good! I had some difficulty in getting my pud to rise though, it really stayed small and flat with the stew in the middle. That said it was delicious and perfect for the rainy cool day yesterday.

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MarraMamba July 21, 2007

Oh YUM. We had people over for dinner, so we made this in a large roating pan, everyone came back for not just seconds, but thirds. It was soo yummy, and easy to double. I don't like kidneys, but felt that this recipe called for them, and I was glad I put them in, they made the recipe complete.

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djmastermum June 15, 2007

The snow is falling hard here in Upstate NY and this stew was perfect. I adapted it a little. We used steak only and left out the kidneys. Just after the meat was done browning I added a touch or two of some Merlot, reduced that and removed it from the pan. Then I browned the onions in a bit more oil. Didn't have tarragon, used a bit of sage, basil, and thyme. This is not the first time I've made this and it won't be the last! Thanks!

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AdiaFaith February 13, 2007

This was perfect for a winter dinner tonight. I think this could have had a richer flavour, and if I could eat kidneys and had left them in-I'm sure it would have! I added more herbs and salt and pepper to compensate. I was worried about heating a Corning Ware casserole, then pouring in cold batter, so I made this in a cake pan. Out of interest, I found a six cup one in my cupboard. It wasn't large enough to hold all the batter and stew mixture, so I would suggest using an 8 cup dish/pan. Thanks Honni for a dinner we all enjoyed.

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JustJanS June 04, 2005

being in a house hold of australian vegetarians it was neccessary to delete the meat from the menu. this was their first time tring traditional british grub and they were all agreed to it's hidden delights. i will certainly be using your recipes again, and hoipe to change the snobbish, ignorant attittudes of those who presume brittish food inferior. thank you.

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mark fitzpatrick April 09, 2001
English Pub Beef & Kidney Stew in Yorkshire Pudding (Adopted