Comment on Beef and Ale Stew with Buttermilk Scallion Dumplings by Gwen.
I made this stew last night, and I gotta say it turned out nothing like the glamor-shot photo above. There was nowhere near enough liquid in the soup to support 4 lbs of chuck. Is there supposed to be beef stock? I added some chicken broth that I happened to have on hand so that I didn’t wind up with sludgy gravy. The dumplings were another challenge altogether. They needn’t have included the butter, and they totally fell apart in the stew–looking quite, quite unappetizing.
This soup sounds fabulous, but I don’t know how the blogger arrived at that image above using the recipe as it’s written. Sorry, but I wouldn’t recommend this stew.
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Beef and Ale Stew with Buttermilk Scallion Dumplings
Ohhhhh, that makes sense about the chuck. Thanks for the insight!