Steak and Ale Pie for 6

Scaled to serve 9

Recipe from . Replace water with ale for more ale.

preheat oven to 220cbake for 40min
preheat oven to 160ccover with lid and put in oven for 2hcool 2hmixmake piebrush with egg
1.5 kg of braising steak chunksbrown in a little oilset beef and juices asside in bowlmix
3.0 large onionsroughly chopbrown in pan from beeffry 1minstir in until flour brown
6.0 large carrotschop into large pieces
15.0 g of dried porcini mushroomscover in boiling water for 20minssqueeze out and reserve water
3.0 tsp of golden caster sugar
6.0 tbsp of plain flour
450.0 ml of stout or dark ale
3.0 beef stock cubes
600.0 ml of boiling water
reserved mushroom water
1.5 tsp of thyme
1.5 tsp of parsley
1.5 bay leaf
1.5 salt
1.5 pepper
300.0 g of smoked bacon lardonsfry until crispyfry until mushrooms golden
300.0 g of chestnut mushroomshalved
3.0 roles ready made puff pastry
1.5 eggwhisked