Toss the steak and kidney in the flour, shaking off any excess.
Melt the tablespoon of butter in a large saucepan and lightly fry the garlic, onion and mushrooms for 3 minutes. Add the steak, kidney and remaining coating flour and cook for 5 minutes, until lightly browned.
Gradually stir in the stock, beer, bay leaf, thyme, Worcestershire sauce and tomato paste. Cover and simmer gently for about 1 1/4 hours. Spoon the mixture into a medium sized pie dish - let cool a little.
Put the remaining flour and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Rub in the remaining butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the cold water and mix to form a dough.
Roll out on a lightly floured work surface to 5 cm wider than the pie dish. Cut a 2.5 cm wide strip from the outer edge and place on the dampened rim of the dish. Brush the strip with water. Cover with the pastry lid, press lightly to seal the edges. Trim off excess pastry, seal and crimp.Brush with milk and bake at 200°C for 30 - 45 minutes.
This dish is so delicious and so easy to make. This is actually the second time I have made it. My husband just loves the gravy. Recommend it to all and sundry Oh, and I used normal beer (both times) - 31 May 2011
This the classice "Pie In The Sky" recipe! It works a treat.
I too used ordinary beer (but next time will reduce the volume by about one-third - and increase the amount of stock proportionately).
Thank you. - 28 Aug 2011