Beef En Croute
|Beef eye of round roast||4 Pound|
|Burgundy||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Dry sherry||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Onion||1 , quartered|
|Fresh mushrooms||1⁄2 Pound, chopped|
|Leek||1 Large, chopped|
|Liver pate/4 3/4 ounce can liver spread||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Fine dry bread crumbs||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Shortening||2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)|
|Cold water||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Water||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||3 Tablespoon|
Place meat in clear plastic bag; set in deep bowl.
Combine Burgundy, dry sherry, bay leaves, and onion.
Pour over meat in bag; close.
Chill overnight; turn bag occasionally to distribute the marinade.
Next day, remove meat from bag; reserve marinade.
Place meat on rack in shallow roasting pan.
Insert meat thermometer.
Roast at 425° till thermometer registers 130°, about 55 minutes.
Remove meat from pan; cool 20 minutes.
Trim any fat from meat.
Meanwhile, cook mushrooms and leek in butter till tender, about 6 minutes.
Remove from heat; stir in pate, crumbs, and 3 tablespoons of the reserved marinade.
Cover; chill at least 1 hour.
Stir together the 2 cups flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Cut in shortening till size of small peas.
Gradually add 1/3 to 1/2 cup cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork till all is moistened.
Form into a ball.
On floured surface roll dough to a 14x12-inch rectangle.
Spread mushroom mixture to within 1 inch of edges.
Center meat atop.
Overlap long sides.
Brush edges with egg; seal.
Trim excess pastry from ends; fold up.
Brush with egg; seal.
Place roast, seam down, on greased baking sheet.
Brush egg over all.
Reroll pastry trimmings.
Cut into strips; criss cross on roast.
Brush with remaining egg.
Bake at 425° till pastry is golden, 30 to 35 minutes (meat will be rare).
Heat 3/4 cup water with reserved drippings till solids dissolve.
Mix 1/2 cup cold water with 3 tablespoons flour; stir into drippings with 1/4 cup reserved marinade.
Cook and stir till bubbly; season with salt and pepper.