Celebrating all things Cornish with GWR – and Cornish Pasty Recipe!

*This is a collaborative post

A couple of weeks ago I had a lovely delivery thanks to GWR – a hamper of Cornish produce. This tied in with the Cornish Food Festival and as we’re so far from Cornwall GWR thought that they’d treat us to a little taste of Cornwall – and asked us to cook a cornish pasty too!

Celebrating all things Cornish with GWR - and Cornish Pasty Recipe!

The hamper was lovely with things like fresh Saffron Cakes and Cornish Fairings as well as Luscombe drinks, a bottle of Admiral’s Ale, Portlebay Popcorn and so much else. It was such a lovely gift and something that Hubby and I enjoyed devouring!

Along with the hamper GWR challenged me to create a Cornish Pasty – something that I love but that I hadn’t tried to make before. I’m always up for a challenge so I used GWR’s recipe to make my very own Cornish Pasties although I varied it slightly and used ready made pastry as mine never turns out the way it should.

Here’s our Cornish Pasty Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1kg shortcrust pastry
  • 450g beef, cut into cubes
  • 450g potato, diced
  • 250g swede, diced
  • 200g onions, chopped
  • salt and pepper to season
  • milk to glaze
Celebrating all things Cornish with GWR - and Cornish Pasty Recipe!

Recipe

  • Preheat the oven to 165C
  • Roll out the pastry and cut into circles approx 20cm diameter – I used a side plate to cut around.
  • Mix the meat and vegetables together and season well. spoon into the centre of the circles and fold the pastry over to create a pasty shape
  • Crimp the pastry edges together and brush the pasties with milk
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes until golden brown.
Celebrating all things Cornish with GWR - and Cornish Pasty Recipe!

They didn’t turn out too badly and I will definitely be making them again – although my crimping technique needs work! They’re something we always have when we holiday in Cornwall and any trip to the West Country isn’t complete without a Cornish Pasty. There’s something about Cornwall though that makes them taste even better – my ones will never be able to fully compete!

Celebrating all things Cornish with GWR - and Cornish Pasty Recipe!

Thanks GWR for inspiring me to cook something new and for such a lovely hamper. There’s always been a place in my heart for all things Cornish and this took me back to all the wonderful times we have had in the beautiful county.

If you’d like to print or pin the Cornish Pasty Recipe for later you can do so below. Enjoy!

Cornish Pasty

I’m always up for a challenge so I used GWR’s recipe to make my very own Cornish Pasties although I varied it slightly and used ready made pastry as mine never turns out the way it should.
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine British
Keyword pastry
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 pasties

Ingredients

  • 1 kg shortcrust pastry
  • 450 g beef cut into cubes
  • 450 g potato diced
  • 250 g swede diced
  • 200 g onions chopped
  • salt and pepper to season
  • milk to glaze

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 165C
  • Roll out the pastry and cut into circles approx 20cm diameter – I used a side plate to cut around.
  • Mix the meat and vegetables together and season well. spoon into the centre of the circles and fold the pastry over to create a pasty shape
  • Crimp the pastry edges together and brush the pasties with milk
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes until golden brown.
Celebrating all things Cornish with GWR - and Cornish Pasty Recipe!

*This is a collaborative post

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2 Comments

  1. October 13, 2015 / 9:37 pm

    You can celebrate me as well lovely, definitely Cornish 😉 ha! I eat all of these on a way too regular basis, especially the pasty. In Cornwall you’re never more than a five minute drive from a pasty of cream tea – too tempting by far.
    Saffron cake always makes me smile as my Gran always had saffron buns at her house when we visited. I really need to have a go at making them myself, as just realised I don;t even think the boys have tasted one!
    Stevie xx

    • October 13, 2015 / 10:41 pm

      My favourite thing about Cornwall is cream tea and pasties! 🙂 x

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