2 pounds/900 grams beef shin or stewing beef, cut into 6 large chunks
2 tablespoons plain flour
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
5 1/2 ounces/150 grams lardons or cubes of smoked bacon
10 button onions or shallots, peeled
2 cloves garlic, crushed flat
10 peppercorns, crushed
18 fluid ounces/500 milliliters red wine
1 bay leaf
1 bunch fresh parsley, stems and leaves separated, some leaves chopped, for garnish
Sprig of fresh rosemary
Sprig of fresh thyme
1 tablespoon tomato puree
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
10 chestnut mushrooms
7 ounces/200 grams stale baguette or other bread (crust included)
Handful chopped fresh parsley
9 fluid ounces/250 milliliters milk
Pinch of nutmeg
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 free-range egg
1 to 2 tablespoons plain flour
Butter, for frying
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