8 oz flaky or rough pastry 1 lb beef steak ¼ lb beef kidney 1 onion ½ tbsp flour 1 tsp salt ½ tsp pepper ½ cup stock or water
Wipe the meat and trim. Wash and dry the kidney.
Cut the meat into large thin slices, and the kidney into small pieces.
Season the meat, then roll pieces of kidney in slices of beef.
Coat with flour, and in hot oil, brown the onion and the meat.
Add water or stock, salt and pepper, and stew for about 1 hour.
Put the stew into a pie dish. Make the pastry, and cut a narrow strip and line the rim of pie dish. Dampen this strip of pastry, then cover the top of the pie with the rest of the pastry. Press the layers of pastry together, trim and decorate. Make a small vent hole to let out steam.
Brush over with egg or milk, and bake in a hot oven for about 1 hour.