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How to make cornish pasties

Hi everyone in todays post ill be telling you how to make some Cornish pasties



Cooks 4 portions 

First you will need to know how to make a short paste

Ingredients you will need
  • 200g flour(soft)
  • 1  pinch of salt
  • 50g vegetable fat
  • 50g butter or margarine
  • 2-3 tbsp water
Step 1-Sieve the flour and salt.

Step 2-Rub  in the fat to achieve a sandy texture.

Step 3-Make a well in the centre.

Step 4-Add sufficient water to make a fairly firm paste. 

Step 5-Handle as little and as lightly as possible


To make the Cornish pasties you will need
  • 200g of short paste
  • 100g potato (raw),finely diced
  • 100g raw beef,chuck or skirt, cut in thin pieces
  • 50g onion or leeks chopped
  • 50g swede (raw),finely diced (optional)
  • eggwash
Step 1-Roll out the short paste to 3mm thick and cut into rounds 12 cm in diameter .Quickly brown the meat in oil, drain and cook quickly.

Step 2-Mix the remaining ingredients together,moisten with a little water and place in the rounds in piles.Eggwash the edges.

Step 3-Fold in half and seal; flute the edge and brush with eggwash

Step 4-Cook in a moderate oven at 150-200oC for 1/2-1 hour.

Step 5 Serve with a suitable sauce, or hot or cold as a snack.



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