Cornish Pasties: Step by Step Recipe
- Cut the 125 grams of butter just taken out of the fridge into cubes and put it in a container along with the 125 grams of lard and the 500 grams of wheat flour.
- Knead with your hands for a few minutes.
- Add 6 tablespoons of water and continue kneading until all the ingredients have been completely integrated and you have a homogeneous dough without lumps.
- Cut the dough into 4 equal portions, wrap each of them in some transparent paper, and put them in the fridge for 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare the filling. Put the 350 grams of minced beef in a bowl and season with salt and ground black pepper to taste. Stir with your hands.
- Peel and chop the onion into thin slices, doing the same with the 2 potatoes and the 175 grams of kohlrabi.
- Add the vegetables to the bowl with the meat and mix with your hands until the ingredients are perfectly integrated with each other. Reserve for later.
- Take the dough out of the fridge and place one of the quarters on a smooth countertop lightly dusted with a little flour.
- Roll out the dough until you have a circle about 10 inches in diameter. Do the same with all the dough portions.
- In the center of each of the wafers put a generous amount of filling, being careful not to reach the edges of the circle.
- Beat the egg and with a kitchen brush paint the outside of the dough circle.
- Then fold the wafer in half into a half-moon and seal the edges by pressing with a fork.
- Place the Cornish Pasties on a baking tray previously covered with greaseproof paper and put in the oven already heated to 200ºC.
- After 10 minutes, lower the temperature to 170ºC and let the cakes bake for 45 minutes.
- When they are golden and crispy, take them out of the oven and serve them to your guests accompanied by a little salad and after a soup or light cream.
British cuisine is especially known for using quality ingredients, always with the goal of dishes full of flavor and healthy for the body.
The apple crumbles or the roast beef is a great example of this, two of the most representative dishes of the gastronomy of England.
Another of the typical dishes of the country is the Cornish Pasty, a kind of dumpling that is prepared in the oven and that is usually filled with meat and vegetables.
Originally from the counties of Cornwall and Devon, this delicious cake is perfect for cooking at mealtime and the little ones will love it.
Here you have all the information you need to prepare it in your kitchen.
To start preparing these delicious Cornish Pasties:
- The first step will be to make the cake batter. Start by cutting the 125 grams of butter into medium cubes, being very important that it is fresh from the fridge.
- Put the butter in a bowl and also add the 125 grams of lard and the 500 grams of wheat flour.
- Begin to knead with your hands and, after a few minutes, add 6 tablespoons of water.
- Continue working the dough until little by little the ingredients are integrated and form a homogeneous dough without lumps.
- When you have the dough ready, cut it into 4 equal portions, and wrap each of them in a little plastic wrap before putting them in the fridge, where they should be cooling for 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, start preparing the meat and vegetable filling for these Cornish Pasties.
- Put the 350 grams of minced beef in a bowl and season with salt and black pepper to taste before mixing with your hands.
- Next, peel and cut the onion into thin slices, doing the same with the 2 potatoes and the rutabagas (a kind of turnip).
- Add the vegetables to the container with the meat and mix again so that everything is perfectly integrated.
- When the dough’s resting time has passed -that is, 20 minutes-, take it out and put one of the parts on a flat and smooth surface lightly dusted with a little flour.
- With the help of a kitchen roller, begin to roll out the dough until you achieve a circle of approximately 25 centimeters of filling. Then do the same with the rest of the dough portions until you have 4 wafers.
- Incorporate a generous amount of filling into the center of each of them, making sure not to reach the edges so that you can later close the Cornish Pasties without problems. At this point, heat the oven to 200ºC.
- Beat the egg and, using a kitchen brush, paint the edges of the inside of the dough circle free of filling.
- Then fold the dough in half forming a half-moon and join the ends of each side, which will stay together thanks to the egg.
- With a fork, seal the edges of each of the cakes and then place them on a baking tray previously covered with greaseproof paper.
- Put in the oven for 10 minutes before lowering the temperature to 170ºC.
- 45 minutes later, you will have your Cornish Pasties perfectly cooked and with a nice golden and crunchy touch.
- Take them out of the oven and serve directly to your guests along with a sauce that you like.
- It is a very strong dish, so as a first option it is Most Unexceptional to serve some type of soup or light cream.