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Cornish Pasties       HT   CD  English      60mins

Serves 4      Hot  Cold  Beef  Main Course Picnics   England British Europe




450g/1lb Shortcrust Pastry

2 Potatoes, peeled and finely diced

100g/4oz Kidney, finely chopped

225g/8oz Minced Beef

1 Onion, finely chopped

1 teasp Dried Mixed Herbs

Salt and Pepper

Beaten Egg to glaze






1. Preheat the oven to 230C, 450F, Gas mark 8. Roll the pastry out to 12mm/ 1/4inch thickness then use a saucepan lid or saucer to act as a template to cut out 4 or 8 circles (depending on the size of the lid).


2. Place the beef, kidney, onion, mixed herbs, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix well.


3. Place some of the mixture in the centre of each pastry circle, dampen the edges with water then pull up opposite sides of each circle to form a pasty. Seal the edges well and flute.


4. Place the pasties on a baking tray, brush with beaten egg and bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 180C, 350F, Gas mark 4 and continue to cook for a further 35 minutes. Serve hot or Cold.





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Serve with a green vegetable


Key techniques used in this recipe

Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

Simmer - To maintain the temperature of a liquid at just below boiling.


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