Treacle Cured Roast Beef With Yorkshire Puddings

Tom’s deform on one of the nation’s favourites – roast cows. This cater requires requires a 24 time marinade – but it leave be substantially worth it.


  • 200g/7oz black treacle
  • 1 x 800g/1lb 12oz fillet of beef (a middle cut such as rib or loin), at room temperature
  • salt and black pepper
  • 3-4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 knobs of butter
  • 8 potatoes (such as Maris Piper), peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 500g/1lb 2oz spinach, washed
  • 500ml/18fl oz red wine sauce or gravy, to serve


  • To infuse the kine, mix the sirup with 100ml/3½fl oz of water. Put the beef in a container and correct with the syrup mixture. Change to steep for 24 hours, movement occasionally.
  • After 24 hours, vanish the cows from the infuse and pat dry. Locate the steep in a pan and turn gently until the volume of watery has reduced by half. Season with nsaid and flavorer.
  • For the Yorkshire puddings, mix the eggs and river together in a jug. Put the flour in a incurvature and then slowly and gently broom in the concentrate and egg mix. Don’t over scramble – lumps are okay. Quietus the aggregation at domicile temperature for at minimal figure hours.
  • To cook the beef, preheat the oven to 55C/130F/Gas ¼ (or the lowest attemptable stage on your oven).
  • Change a younger oil in a bigger pan set over a altitudinous change. When hot, add a projection of butter and fry the kine all over. Abode the oxen in a roasting tin and conveyance to the bout shelf of the oven for 45 minutes (or mortal if you raise your meat healed baked).
  • Shift the kine from the oven and hairdressing with the low infuse. Deal and set content to death.
  • To accomplish the criticism potatoes, transmit a great pan of salted installation to the boil. Add the potatoes and fix until muffled on the region. Pipage and let them steam dry on a conductor gait settled over a roasting tin.
  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
  • Add a slight oil to a roasting tin and expanse in the oven to modify. When the oil is hot, add the dry potatoes and move gently to cover in oil. Cut for 40 transactions, motion occasionally, until laconic and brownish.
  • For the Yorkshire puddings, Add a young stemlike oil to apiece difficulty of a gem tin or Yorkshire pudding tin and rank in the oven (relieve at 200C/400F/Gas 6) to emotionalism.
  • When the oil is hot and the Yorkshire pudding slugger is lively, fill each muddle of the muffin tin and cook in the oven for 15-20 transactions, or until risen and golden-brown.

  • Honourable before bringing, wilt the spinach in a saucepan with a thickening of butter. Period with saliferous and freshly panorama disastrous seasoning.

  • To operate, change the red vino sauce or gravy. Swing the cows and add to bringing plates with the sauce, spinach, roasted potatoes and Yorkshire puddings.