My amazing husband bought me the most amazing anniversary present, 2 Le Creuset Cast Iron pots. 1 is the 28cm satin black cast iron pot and the 2nd is the short 30cm cast iron pot also in satin black. He says he justified the expensive purchase because a) i am worth it and b) i have become a good home cook.
I thought to christen my gorgeous new pots I would make him Julia Child's boeuf bourguignon. I used the deeper of the 2, the 28 cm Cast iron pot.
I bought the best ingredients I could find and followed the recipe to a T.. after 1 hour in the oven the house smelt amazing and just after the 2nd hour i noticed it smelled like something was burning but as the recipe said it takes 3-4 hours I left it in there. I didnt want the steam to escape and ruin the dish. Anyway, now it is burnt.
My pot thankfully is soaking in water and some watered down detergent (I was worried about ruining my new pot) and most of the burnt parts are beginning to come off.
WHY did it burn? Was the recipe I was following incorrect? Even the oven temperature was so low. Any ideas on what to do next time?
Looks like take-out for dinner tonight! :-P