Ingredients

How to make it

  • Cut the fat into the flour until resembles a coarse grain. Add the salt and then start adding the water gradually until it works together into a ball without being sticky. Knead lightly and put aside in a cool place.
  • In a large bowl, toss together the filling ingredients (raw).
  • Flour a flat surface and rolling pin. Divide pastry into 4 and roll out into a circular shape to about 1/4 inch thickness, 6 inc diameter.
  • Spoon filling into 1/2 of the circle, leaving room to crimp edges of pastry together. Season filling with some salt and pepper, add a couple pats of butter and sprinkle with a bit of flour.
  • Moisten edges of pastry with some water, and fold the pastry over to cover the filling. Press firmly to seal, roll edges upward and crimp to form a tight seal.
  • Brush pasty with some egg wash or some milk. Cut a one inch slit in the top to vent pasty while cooking. Place on greased baking sheet. Cook at 425 F for the first 20 minutes, and then turn down to 325 and cook for an additional 40 minutes. If they start browning too quickly, loosely cover with a bit of foil.
  • Let the pasties rest for about 15 minutes to slightly cool before serving.

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  • cornish_penwith 12 months ago
    Here in Cornwall, our pasties are made with beef skirt, potatoes, swede(we say turnip in Cornwall), onion and seasoning.. Perhaps a blob of butter inside to make up the gravy.. No parsnips are put in. The meat and vegetables are layered, not mixed together , beef in against the inside edge first and seasoned with salt.They are Cornish not English, and were made for the miners. Originally, half was savoury the other half sweet. The crust on the side wasn't eaten, it was used to hold in dirty hands, then thrown away for the naughty Knockers( Piskeys) to stop them playing tricks on you!
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    jencathen ate it and said...
    These look divine!
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    " It was excellent "
    dtour ate it and said...
    This is a good one! My Mum makes 'em this way!
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  • modelsmom 6 years ago
    My husband will love this, thanks! Now I just need a recipe for mushy peas!
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