Prep 3 hrs
Cook 0 mins
My mother collected cookbooks like you or I collect tunes for our MP3s. She recently passed away, and I was going through some of her collection, just to feel close to her again. Low and behold, I found this wonderful book called "Wonderful, Wonderful Danish Cooking" by Ingeborg Dahl Jensen (with an introduction by Victor Borge!) published in 1965. This is one of the recipes I found to post for ZWT 6.
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 onions, chopped
- 1 cup flour
- 2 cups beef broth or 2 cups beef stock
- 2 1⁄2 lbs top round steaks or 2 1⁄2 lbs bottom round steaks, cut into small squares
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon white pepper
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon minced parsley
- 1⁄4 teaspoon marjoram
- 1 pinch pepper
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons ice water
- Melt the butter; add onions and brown for 10 minutes over low heat. Add 3 T. of the flour, stirring until smooth. Slowly add the broth or stock, stirring until the mixture comes to the boiling point.
- Place the meat in a heavy skillet and sprinkle with the vinegar. Add the prepared sauce, 1 t. salt, the 1/4 t. of white pepper, and mix well. Cover and cook over low heat for 2 hours.
- Sift the baking powder, remaining flour and 1/2 t. salt in a bowl. Add parsley, marjoram, and pepper; mix well. Cut in the butter, add the ice water and toss lightly until a ball of dough is formed.
- Shape into small balls and drop into the kettle of stew, replace the lid, and continue to cook over low heat for 35 more minutes.
- Arrange the meat on a platter with the dumplings around it. Pour the liquid from the skillet over all and serve.
This turned out great. The meat was so tender that it almost melted in your mouth, and the dumplings were terrific -- the spices really made them special, and the vinegar gave a kick to the steak, but it was a subtle taste. I took out the beef when the stew was done and then reduced the sauce a little to make it more like a gravy. It got a thumbs-up from all of us. Yum -- a great recipe.
I posted and the post just disappear, so I will post it again. This is a very nice dish so rich and full of flavour. The little dumplings were very nice to. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out just great. thank you for posting. Made for ZWT#6 2010