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Watch out for strange quantities!
on 6 October 2010
I bought this book a while ago but decided this week to try out a few recipes from it. Last night I tried the cottage pie (which really should be called a Shepherd's Pie since it has lamb mince in it!). I was slightly alarmed at the 4 TBSP of flour that was added to the meat. I only added two, thinking it seemed strange. It turned out terribly even with only two, the sauce ended up very stodgy and un-edible. I had to wash half the mince and add more stock and some wine to recover it. I can't help but think this was a typing error. It was hard to tell what the correct dish would have tasted like. But it's not going to stop me trying out other recipes from this book, I love the sound of some of the dishes and ingredients. In the future though, I will listen to my own common-sense when I know something doesn't sound right.