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What you need:

1 oz / 25 g butter
1 1/2 lb / 600 g parsnips ( peeled & chopped roughly )
1 cooking apple ( peeled cored & chopped roughtly)
2 pints / 1.1 litres chicken stock
4 fresh sage leaves or 1/2 tsp dried sage
2 cloves
5 fl oz / 150 ml fresh single cream
fresh sage leaves or parsley & croutons to garnish.

What you do:

In a large saucepan, melt the butter then add the parsnips & apple. Cover & gently cook for 10mins, occasionally stirring.
Pour in the stock then add the sage & cloves.
Bring to the boil then cover & gently simmer for around 30 mins until the parsnips are softened.
Remove the sage leaves & cloves then leave to cool for a while, then puree in a blender or a food processor.
Pour back into the saucepan & gently reheat with the cream.
serve hot or cold with sage or parsley & croutons.

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What you need:

1 lb of stewing steak
1 or 2 red onion ( sliced)
3 leeks ( sliced)
1 lb of small skinned potatoes (quartered)
4 carrots ( diced)
1/2 of swede ( diced)
1 parsnip ( diced)
1 1/2 pints beef stock
1 or 2 cloves garlic finely chopped or crushed (optional)

For the dumplings

100g/4ozs self-raising flour
50g/2ozs shredded suet
5 tbsp cold water, aproximately
Mixed dried herbs to flavour – optional

What to do:

Place all the ingredients into the slow cooker then add the beef stock.
Cook on medium heat for 7 to 8 hrs (or alternatively on low over night)
or high heat for 5 to 6hrs.

To make the dumplings:

Mix the flour, suet, dried mixed herbs with the water. It should not be sticky but soft and pliable. If too dry add a little more water: if too sticky add a little more flour.

Using floured hands divide dough into 8 pieces and shape into balls. Place on top of the stew around an hour before your due to serve.
Personally I prefer to cook stews on a low setting over night.

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What you need:

1lb chicken fillets diced
1lb carrots sliced
1 parsnip diced
1 swede diced
8 oz peas
2 leeks sliced
1 onion chopped
1 1/2 pt chicken stock

for the dumplings
100g/4ozs self-raising flour
50g/2ozs shredded suet
5 tbsp cold water, aproximately
Mixed dried herbs to flavour – optional

What to do:
Place the chopped chicken, sliced carrots, diced parsnip & swede into slow cooker, then add the chicken
stock.
Cook on low for 6 to 8 hrs (or alternatively on low over night)
or medium heat for 5 to 6hrs.

To make the dumplings ..

1. Mix the flour, suet, dried mixed herbs with the water. It should not be sticky but soft and pliable. If too dry add a little more water: if too sticky add a little more flour.

2. Using floured hands divide dough into 8 pieces and shape into balls.

3. Place on the top of a stew or casserole where the liquid is already simmering for about 35 /40 mins
before serving.

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