cornish pasties

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Makes 9 pasties


  • 3 medium waxy potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 100 g swede, peeled and diced
  • 100 g carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 450 g beef rump steak, cut into small chunks
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 900 g short pastry
  • 1 egg, whisked


Preheat oven to 200 C.
Mix potatoes, onions, swede, carrots, garlic and steak together in a bowl. Roll pastry out to 15cm rounds and divide filling between each, sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper and dot with butter. Pull up both sides of the pastry to make half moon shape. Press the edges together and using your finger and thumb crimp to seal.
Brush with beaten egg and bake for 45 minutes or until pastry bottoms are golden and crispy.

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2 thoughts on “cornish pasties

  1. Absolute sacrilege, never put carrots and garlic in a Cornish pasty.
    If you do , then just call it a pie.
    My Mother would be turning in her grave, as a born and bred Cornish woman.