Crispy Topped Cumberland Pie

 

This crisp, potato-topped pie is slow-cooked and inexpensive to make. It's a great family meal but smart enough for entertaining too

What you will need

2 celery sticks, sliced into 1cm pieces Celery sell-er-ee A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

1 onion, chopped Onion un-yun Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

2 really big carrots, halved lengthways then chunkily sliced Carrot ka-rot The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

5 bay leaves

3 thyme sprigs Thyme This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tbsp butter Butter butt-err Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

2 tbsp each plain flour, tomato purée and Worcestershire sauce

2 beef stock cubes, crumbled

850g feather blade beef, or other braising cut, cut into large chunks Beef bee-f The classic cut of meat for a British Sunday roast, beef is full of flavour, as well as being a…

850g large potato Potato po-tate-oh The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

25g each mature cheddar and Parmesan, finely grated Parmesan parm-ee-zan Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

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