There are various theories on the history of Beef Wellington. It may have been created to honor the Duke of Wellington or be named after the Wellington boot of which is resemblms. Whatever the history, this makes a very special dinner which will impress your guests. Traditionally, it involves a fillet of beef covered in luxurious pate and sliced mushrooms before being wrapped in pastry. However, my recipe below has been borrowed from my Mum who uses sausage meat instead. I buy the puff pastry already rolled which makes preparation time much quicker.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes rare or 1 1/2 hours for well done
Makes: 6 generous servings