Beef Casserole with Parmesan Dumplings

I had some friends to dinner the other night and I was keen on making steak and kidney with steamed dumplings.  We used to have it as a kid and I loved it.  I have been thinking about it all winter.  I liked the bits of kidney the best.  I remember my mum being amused by me picking out the kidney and eating it first.

Maus wasn’t keen.  “You sure you want to put kidney in it?”, she asked nervously.

I checked out my cookbooks and the web for steak and kidney recipes and they were all pretty bland, to say the least.  Then I came across this recipe.  At first I thought it was a compromise: no kidney to put people off but still a nice old-fashioned recipe. Continue reading