1To oven cook the meat ; preheat the oven to 170c
2Rinse and pat dry the kidneys . Cut them in half , cut out the cores and then cut into pieces
3Divide the flour between 2 bags and season with salt and pepper
4Put the steak in 1 bag and the kidney in another . Shake the bags well that's coat in the seasoned flour
5Heat a little oil in a large pan fry the meat in batches adding more oil if needed
6Remove the browned meat and put it into an oven proof pan
7Add some more oil and fry the onions over a low heat until softened. Stir the onion name through the meat in the casserole dish
8Deglaze the frying pan with the wine , bring it to the boil , scraping up all the bits from the bottom of the frying pan .
9Pour the wine , stock , herbs and tomato purée over the meat and onions and stir well
10Put the pan on the hob and bring it to the boil. Reminds be a couple of ladlefuls of the gravy and reserve.
11Put a lid on and oven cook for about 2 hours . If preferred cook on the hob for same length of time .
12After 2 hours put on the hob or turn up the heat to thicken the gravy . Leave to cool.
13Put the flour , salt and suet in a large bowl . Stir in just enough COLD water to make a soft pastry
14Knead the pastry on a floured surface. Cut off about a 1/4 of the pastry and reserve
15Butter a 2pint pudding bowl. Roll put the pastry to about anything thick about the size of a dinner plate
16Line the bowl with the pastry , leaving an overhang
17Remove the bayleaves from the mix and pour it into the pastry lined bowl.
18Roll put the reserved pastry to make a lid . Place it over the pudding and seal with water, pressing the edges well to seal
19Cover the pudding with a large pleated circle of baking paper . Make a pleat in the paper to allow expansion. Do the same with a circle of tin foil. Tie both tightly with string
20Put the pudding on an upturned saucer in a large pan . Add enough boiled water to come halfway up the sides of the basin .
21Cover the pan with a lid and and cook on a medium heat for 2-2.5 hours, adding more water if needed
22Let the pudding stand for 5 minutes before serving , heat up the remaining gravy to serve with it
23This can be cooked in the slow cooker for 6-8hours
24The kidney can be swapped for 4oz of mushrooms , left whole and stored through the cooked steak and onions