Beef Wellington Puffs
|Beef fillet||2 1⁄2 Pound (1 Fillet, 1 1/4 Kilogram)|
|Butter||4 Ounce, softened (125 Gram)|
|Onion||1 Small, finely chopped|
|Mushrooms||4 Ounce, thinly sliced (125 Gram)|
|Pate de foie gras||2 Ounce (50 Gram)|
|Rough puff pastry||1 Pound (450 Gram)|
|Beef stock||10 Fluid Ounce (300 Milliliter)|
|Red wine||30 Milliliter (2 Tablespoon)|
Spread the beef with 25 g./ 1 oz.of the softened butter and put in a roasting pan.
Put the pan into the oven preheated to hot (220°C/425°F or Gas Mark 7) and roast for 10 to 15 minutes or until the fillet is evenly browned.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
Reserve the pan juices.
Melt another 25 g./ 1 oz.of butter in a saucepan.
Add the onion and mushrooms and fry for 5 minutes.
Allow to cool.
Combine the remaining butter with the pate, and salt and pepper to taste.
Spread the pate mixture over the top of the beef and top with the onion and mushroom mixture.
Roll out the dough very thinly.
Place the fillet carefully in the centre and wrap the dough round it, like a parcel; dampen and press the edges neatly and firmly together to seal.
Make sure any overlapping edges of dough are not too thick.
Using a sharp knife, make a few slits in the dough.
Place the fillet in a baking dish and brush with the egg yolk.
Put the baking dish into the oven preheated to very hot (230°C/450°F or Gas Mark 8) and bake for 10 minutes.
Reduce the oven temperature to hot (220°C/425°F or Gas Mark 7) and bake for a further 10 to 15 minutes, or until the pastry is a rich golden brown.
Keep the fillet warm while you make the sauce.
Add the stock and wine to the reserved pan juices and boil until slightly reduced.
Cut the fillet into thick slices and serve with the sauce.