Mini Beef Wellingtons

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Mini Beef Wellingtons   
Difficulty
Easy
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Total Time
 02:30
Serves
Approx. 6 pieces. Makes 2 small Wellingtons
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Introduction
 A crowd-pleasing recipe that everyone will enjoy. Serve up this easy to make Mexican Chilli with minimal effort but full on flavour.

Ingredients
  • 250g Beef fillet
  • 100g Large spinach leaves
  • 2 Pancakes
  • Pre rolled Puff pastry
  • 30ml Olive oil
  • 250g Chestnut mushrooms
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
  • 30g Butter
  • 50g Double cream
  • To taste Salt and pepper
Method
  • Step 1 For the duxelles In a pan heat the oil, add the onion and sweat for 2-3 minutes, add the mushrooms and cook for 5-6 minutes, add the butter and cook for a further 10-12 minutes until they are soft and golden brown.
  • Step 2 Add the cream and bring to the boil, juice by half and remove from the heat.
  • Step 3 Leave to cool and then blend slightly.
  • Step 4 For the beef wellington: take the beef fillet and cut into 2 equally sized cylinder shaped pieces.
  • Step 5 Season and in a hot pan, quickly brown all the edges, remove from the pan and leave to rest.
  • Step 6 Cook the spinach for 15 seconds in boiling salted water, put straight into iced water. Leave for 1 minute then drain and dry on paper.
  • Step 7 To assemble the Wellingtons start by laying spinach leaves out to three times the size of the beef, wrap the beef in the spinach. Set aside.
  • Step 8 Lay 1 pancake down and spread with the duxelle, place the wrapped beef on top and roll the whole thing into a cylinder, trimming any excess pancake off. Refrigerate for 20- 30 minutes.
  • Step 9 Cut a piece of the puff pastry, large enough to fit the beef, place the beef on 1 edge and roll tightly over and press the 2 sides down.
  • Step 10 Trim any excess pastry off and refrigerate for a further 20 minutes.
  • Step 11 Pre heat an oven to 200C, remove the Wellingtons from the fridge and gently score the top with the back of a knife, whisk an egg yolk and brush the top of the Wellington.
  • Step 12 Cook for 12-15 minutes until the pastry is golden brown, leave to rest for 5- 10 minutes before carving into 12 equally sized pieces.
  • Step 13Serve with gravy.
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Russell Hobbs

Russell Hobbs was founded in the UK in 1952 by Bill Russell and Peter Hobbs, whose combined design and engineering flair allowed them to launch a company that remains a leading brand to this day. Over the years, Russell Hobbs has built up a legacy of design and innovation that placed the brand at the heart of the consumer’s home. The first automatic switch off kettle, the first automatic coffee maker and even the first plastic kettle were all Russell Hobbs innovations.