Happy St Piran’s Day! – In Cornish: Gool Peran Lowen! 〓〓
To mark the day I made some Cornish pasties earlier, using a Paul Hollywood recipe.
The pastry came out very well I thought. To make the pastry I mixed plain flour with lard, butter, salt and some water – kneaded it in to a dough and chilled in the fridge for half an hour.
I prepped the filling: potato, swede, onion and some beef. By this time the dough was ready to come out the fridge. I split it in to four and rolled out the dough. For each pasty I had a layer of swede, a layer of potato, a layer of onion – season with salt and pepper, add the meat then more swede, more potato, and more onion – season with salt and pepper again.
Then fold over the dough and seal the edges. I’ve not got the dexterity to make normal sized pasties so I made large ones (they can be cut in half if desired but my appetite requires a big pasty anyway). Brush with a beaten egg – and (on your marks, get set) bake! – 20 minutes at 180 degrees, then 30 minutes at 140.
The whole time I was assisted by my loving sous-chef: My lovely cat Ziggy.
I ate my pasty for lunch – and will take another in to work for lunch on Monday.
Have a great (rest of the) weekend.