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Two beef wellingtons on a baking tray with one cut open to show the beef. Tried & Tested

Individual beef wellington

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Impress your guests at your next dinner party with this decadent recipe of tender beef fillet enclosed in buttery puff pastry with parma ham and chicken.

Key Information

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  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the puff pastry

  • 225g 8 oz Plain white flour (we like Allinson) Plain white flour
  • pinch pinch Salt
  • 225g 8 oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 8tbsp 8tbsp Water cold
  • 1tsp 1tsp Lemon juice

For the filling

  • 4 4 Fillet steak(s)
  • 4 4 Parma ham slices
  • 100g 3½ oz Chicken liver paste
  • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) beaten

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    To make the puff pastry, please see our puff pastry recipe or watch our ‘How to make puff pastry’ video.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 225g 8 oz Plain white flour (we like Allinson) Plain white flour
    • pinch pinch Salt
    • 225g 8 oz Butter (unsalted)
    • 8tbsp 8tbsp Water cold
    • 1tsp 1tsp Lemon juice
  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Roll the pastry out to ½ cm thickness and cut into 8 squares. Pre heat the oven to 220°C (fan 200°C, gas mark 6).

     

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Evenly spread the chicken liver paste onto one side of each steak then place onto a slice of parma ham and roll the ham around the steak.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 100g 3½ oz Chicken liver paste
    • 4 4 Fillet steak(s)
    • 4 4 Parma ham slices
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Place each piece of steak onto one of the squares of pastry, brush the edges with beaten egg then place another square of pastry on top crimping the edges together to seal the parcel.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) beaten
  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Repeat this with each steak then brush the tops with beaten egg.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Place the parcels onto a baking sheet and bake in the oven for approximately twenty minutes for a medium rare steak.