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13 February 2015

Find the Perfect Cornish Pasty Recipe with Merchants Manor

Find out how to cook the perfect Cornish pasty with our Head Chef Dale McIntosh. From the butter to the beef, we guide your from beginning to end. 

The national pasty championships are just around the corner! With that in mind we though we would help you create a tasty treat at home.

For a pasty to be considered Cornish, it must be made in Cornwall. Unfortunately we can’t divulge our Cornish secret, but we can give you a scrumptious pasty recipe that can be made anywhere.

Head chef Dale, ‘A proper Cornish pasty sticks to the traditional ingredients’

They are:

  • 450g – Potato
  • 150g – Swede
  • 1 Medium sized Onion
  • 300g Beef skirt – finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • 1 Egg

Step 1 – Dice all the vegetable and season with salt and pepper, in a second bowl dice all the beef and add a tablespoon of flour and season. Cut your pastry into hand-sized circles.

Step 2 – On half of the circle spoon some of your vegetable mixture, leaving a cm around the edge, top with the beef. Try not to over-fill your pasty. On the other half of your pastry place a little fingertip-sized chunk of butter or fresh clotted cream!

Step 3 – Beat an egg and brush this mixture along the edge of your pastry circle, around the filling, then fold the butter side on top of your veg and beef and twist the edges of the pastry together. Using your thumb and forefinger should give you a nice ridge.

Step 4 – Brush the top of your pasty with the beaten egg, to give a nice finish. Cook them in the centre of a pre-heated oven on 180 for around 50 minutes, or until they are golden brown and have cooked through.

– ‘Then it just comes down to quality of ingredients and a practiced hand.’

If you are a foodie through and through, enjoy a mouth-watering weekend break at Merchants Manor in Falmouth. Come down and try a real Cornish pasty or one of Dale’s culinary delights in The Brasserie.

The National pasty championships are taking place in the Eden Project on the 28thFebruary, why not get practicing and enter your own pasty! You can find all the information you need to enter or visit here: Eden Project