This is a protein-rich warming and comforting dish perfect for the colder weather. Topped with dumplings, this will be a family favourite. Accompany with a mixed salad.
Please note that, although we do stock pomegranate molasses and grape molasses, as these are specialist products they may have limited availability. You may be able to find these products at specialist food stores.
Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Dust the beef in flour and season. Heat a little coconut oil in a large casserole dish. Sear the meat until golden. Remove from the pan. Fry the onions, garlic and ginger for 5 minutes then add the cumin and turmeric.
Return the meat to the pan with the butternut squash and add the stock and wine, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to the boil then add the prunes. Cover with a lid then place in the oven and cook for 1 hour.
Meanwhile make the dumplings. Put the dry ingredients into a bowl and add pinch of sea salt. Cut up the dairy-free spread and rub into the flour mix to form rough breadcrumbs. Add a little water and form into a dough. Flatten out the dough and stamp out 8 rounds. Alternatively roll them into little balls.
Add the molasses to the stew then gently place each dumpling onto the surface of the stew. Cover and cook for a further 20-25 minutes until the dumplings are golden brown. Scatter over the parsley, to serve.
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