CLOSE MENU
YOUR SHORTLIST
0
SHARE ON   

How to make a Cornish pasty

You can’t come to Cornwall and not have a Cornish pasty! But why not see if you can make them yourselves whilst staying with us? Not only is it a great thing to try with the kids on a rainy day, you’ll also have a great lunch!

Pasties

Follow our recipe and let us know how you get on!

Ingredients

350g beef skirt
1 large onion
2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
175g swede, peeled and diced
Salt and pepper

125g chilled butter
125g lard
500g plain flour
Water
1 egg, beaten

If you decide to save time, and reduce mess, you can always buy pre-made shortcrust pastry.

Method

To make the pastry

– Rub the butter and lard into the flour with a pinch of salt. You can do this by hand or use a food blender. Mix until it resembles breadcrumbs.

– Then add 6tbsp of cold water and combine until the mixture comes together as dough.

– Divide into four equal amounts, wrap in cling film and leave to chill for around an hour.

For the filing

– Preheat oven to 180C.

– Bring a pan of water to the boil.

– Add the chopped swede and potato and cook until tender. Then drain, refresh in cold water and set aside.

Creating your pasty

– Roll the chilled pastry out onto a clean, floured work surface.

– Cut a large disk from each piece of pastry using a dinner plate as a template.

– Share out chopped onion between the four discs of pastry. Arrange them in a line down the middle.

– Spoon the shopped steak on top. Then add the swede and potato on top.

– Season with salt and pepper to taste.

– Brush the edge of each pastry disc with some of the beaten egg.

– Fold one edge of the pastry over to the other side and crimp to seal the pasty.

NB: A Traditional Cornish pasty is crimped on the side. Watch this video to see how to crimp professionally.

– Brush the remaining egg over the top of the pastry and score a small hold in the middle of the pasty.

– Cook for around 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

Oggy, oggy, oggy! Oi, oi oi!

CHOOSE YOUR ARRIVAL DATE

 CANCEL

CHOOSE YOUR DEPARTURE DATE

 CANCEL

CHOOSE YOUR PARTY SIZE

 CANCEL
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10+ ANY

CHOOSE NUMBER OF BEDROOMS

 CANCEL
1 2 3 4 5 6+ ANY

CHOOSE YOUR LOCATION

 CANCEL
St Agnes Boscastle Bude Camel Estuary Fistral Mousehole Mawgan Porth Perranporth Porthcothan Port Isaac Porthleven Porth Porthtowan Portwrinkle Praa Sands Rame Peninsula Sennen Cove Whitsand Bay Widemouth Bay Watergate Bay ALL

DO YOU HAVE PETS

 CANCEL
YES NO