For eight people as a part of a course.
Put a crock pot on the simmer setting and place into it:
- 600g beef - cubed
- 2 medium onions chopped, as you like
- 1/2 c chopped parsley
- 1/4 t cloves (ground)
- 1 t sage
- 1/4 t mace
- 1/2 c barley
- 1/2 t cinnamon
- 1/2 t ginger
- 1/2 t rosemary
- 2-4 cloves garlic chopped
Add cider to cover. Let simmer for several hours (at four, more like six).
Check once an hour and add cider to keep contents covered.
Dissolve 4-6 threads of saffron in a little of the broth and add it to the stew (Optional).
To finish you may want to thicken the stew with breadcrumbs.