How to make it

  • Make the puff pastry:
  • 8 oz cake and pastry flour
  • 4 ounces butter, softened
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 drops lemon juice
  • water to work the dough
  • Combine the flour, salt, and butter, and mix well
  • Add the lemon juice
  • Add in just enough cold water to make the dough workable.
  • Stir until the dough begins to come away cleanly from the sides of the bowl.
  • Cover and refrigerate 5 minutes, then:
  • Roll out the dough gently on lightly floured work surface.
  • Turn, re-roll; turn, re-roll.
  • Flatten and cover with plastic until ready to use.
  • If not using within ½ hour, refrigerate
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  • The meat prep:
  • Marinate the beef in the soy milk for at least one hour.
  • *****The soy milk helps tenderize the meat, and the vanilla fortification intensifies the flavor of the beef without imparting a vanilla flavor to it.
  • Turn the meat once while marinating.
  • ***** KEEP the marinade for sauce.
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  • When ready, assemble all ingredients:
  • The Portobello mushrooms---- chop finely by hand, or use food processor
  • Place in a DRY frying pan, over medium-high heat.
  • Brown until the mushrooms are rich and dark in color.
  • Pour off excess water.
  • Reserve
  • Lay out plastic sheeting.
  • Place the bacon strips on the plastic.
  • Coat the bacon well with mushroom mixture
  • Coat the beef with the English mustard
  • Using the plastic, roll it up into a tidy looking package, and twist the ends to tighten and seal.
  • Refrigerate 20 –30 minutes.
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  • The Egg Wash:
  • Beat the egg, and…
  • Remove the pastry from the refrigerator; lay out on working surface.
  • Apply the beef right in the center of the pastry.
  • Brush the edges of the pastry around the beef well with egg wash
  • Fold and roll the pastry to make a nice neat package, cutting off excess pastry, and tucking in the ends
  • Coat with egg wash well.
  • Score the pastry in whatever design you like for presentation appeal
  • Bake in preheated oven at 350*F until golden brown.
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  • The SAUCE:
  • Take the reserved soy milk, and place in saucepan over LOW heat.
  • Add enough rice flour to thicken a little (it will thicken more on cooking)
  • Add 1 tbsp butter
  • Add 1-2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce.
  • NOTE:
  • This sauce WILL taste of vanilla, so should be used sparingly.If you prefer not to use the vanilla fortified soy milk, use regular soy milk for the sauce, and the vanilla fortified only for marinating
  • If you prefer n
  • Cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce is thickened enough to pour
  • generously, but not watery.
  • It should look like a fine gravy.
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  • Served with asparagus and carrots, stir-fried peppers…… this makes a delicious, affordable, and highly attractive main dish!
  • ENJOY!
  • NOTE:
  • I am making this today, and pictures of the entire process will be posted.
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    " It was excellent "
    kitchenwhizzer ate it and said...
    This is FANTASTIC, Chef. THANKS! FIVE forks and more if I could score them. THANKS!
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    " It was excellent "
    chef_irish ate it and said...
    Just Beautiful Elaine...Great Dish!!!
    High 5
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  • theoldrecluse 11 years ago
    DOWNRATED BY MOUNTAIN MAMA in one of her usual fits of jealousy.

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  • estellasrevenge 11 years ago
    Wow, this sounds amazing!
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    " It was excellent "
    wynnebaer ate it and said...
    Wonderful post, Elaine......:)
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    " It was excellent "
    linspj ate it and said...! First, great photos...second, perfect directions. I am keeping to try soon.
    You are the chef for sure! I am learning some new tips all the time. High 5 Have a great weekend...Lin
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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    GREAT pictures..some not showing..this is talent!! WOW!!
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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    YUMMMMMMMMMMERS..where is mine? :()55555
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Very nice! I like it the way you gave so many cheaper alternatives! Another keeper for me.
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    " It was excellent "
    cookingforfun ate it and said...
    A keeper for sure, thanks. 5 from me
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    " It was excellent "
    donman ate it and said...
    Sounds good chief :)
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