Okay. Stew cooked in the pressure cooker was fantastic!
Stewing beef, onions, potatoes, carrots, a beef stock cube and some Worcester sauce. I cant believe such a simple selection of ingredients became so delicious so quickly. The only problem was no opportunity to add the dumplings.
My first pressure cooker came from Freecycle. I went to someones house to pick up a jam thermometer and the lady giving it away asked me if I cooked. When I said yes she offered me the pressure cooker as well. The first meals we cooked in it were wonderful but it was too small, the meals were not enough for a family of four, especially when it includes two teenage boys. SO we Freecycled it on and bit the bullet, bought one is Argos.
The new pressure cooker was a bit more sophisticated than the old one and I was terrified of the basic one. So it has sat on the saucepan shelf since last winter. Today I braved it (by which I mean I got my husband to set the dinner going in it!) and it was worth it.
I am still scared of it but I will persevere. I am still scared on the pressure cooker but not quite as much as I was!