- 2 onions (roughly chopped, plus 1 finely diced onion)
- 2 carrots (roughly chopped)
- 1 apple (cored and chopped)
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 5 whole cloves
- 100 milliliters apple juice
- 1.2 kilograms goose breast (with skin and bone)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 5 tablespoons maple syrup
- 100 grams smoked streaky bacon (finely diced)
- 1/2 bread (slice, diced)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 100 grams mushrooms (finely diced)
- 600 grams mashed potato (cold)
- 3 tablespoons plain flour
- 2 medium eggs
- 3 tablespoons chopped parsley (finely)
- 1 red cabbage (trimmed and thinly sliced)
- 75 grams dried cherries
- 5 tablespoons red wine
- 400 milliliters chicken stock
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cornflour
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Mix the chopped onion, carrot, apple, cinnamon stick and whole cloves together and place in a roasting pan. Pour in 2/3 cup water and the apple juice. Place the goose breast on top and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 1 hour and 15-30 mins. Increase the heat to 400°F halfway through. Mix the ground cinnamon, ground cloves and syrup together. Spread this over the goose at half-hour intervals.
- In pan over medium-high heat cook the bacon for 4-5 mins until golden. Remove from the pan and add the diced bread and cook in the bacon fat for 2-3 mins then remove from the pan. Add 1 tbsp butter and stir in the mushrooms and sauté for 8-10 mins until golden.
- Mix the mashed potato, flour and egg together then knead in the bacon and parsley. With wet hands, shape the mixture into 12-16 dumplings and add some of the mushroom mixture to the center of each.
- To make the cabbage, heat 1 tbsp butter in a saucepan, add the diced onion and sauté for 2-3 mins. Add the cabbage, cherries and wine and simmer covered for 25-30 mins.
- Meanwhile, bring a large pan of salted water to a boil. Slide in the dumplings and gently simmer for 15-20 mins. Drain.
- Transfer the goose to a separate baking dish and turn off the oven. Place the goose back in the oven to keep warm. Deglaze the roasting pan with 1/2 cup of hot water then pour the mixture through a sieve into a tall pan. Skim the excess fat. Pour in the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Mix the cornstarch with 2 tbsp water until smooth then stir into the pan and simmer, stirring, until the gravy thickens. Stir in some sugar and season, to taste.
- Slice the goose and divide between 4 plates. Add dumplings and cabbage to each plate and drizzle with gravy.
PER SERVING *
|Calories1900Calories from Fat1080|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat1080|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.