Cornish Pasties

I love Welsh food. It’s so hearty and delicious. Well, this recipe is technically Cornish, but they sell in Wales like crazy! Cornish pasties! This was a very popular meal for the 19th century miners. They could put it in their pocket, take it out and eat a few bites when they were hungry, then put it back in their pocket for later.

I decided to make these for Saint David’s Day as well.

Serves: 4-6 pasties

For the Dough:
– 2 1/4 cup of flour
– dash of salt
– 1 tsp baking powder
– 1/2 cup butter
– 1/2 cup water
For the Filling:
16 oz-20oz stew beef or rump roast
– 1 small russet potato
– 1 carrot
– 1/4 cup peas
– 1/4 onion
– dash of garlic salt/powder

1) Preheat oven to 450*F.

2) Chop the onion and cut the beef into small pieces and cook them in garlic salt/powder until the meat is thoroughly browned. Then place in a container.

3) Chop the carrot and potato into small pieces and mix in a bowl. Add in the peas. Set aside.

4) For the dough, mix all the ingredients except for the milk.

5) Divide the dough into 4-6 pieces. Roll out the dough into a circle or oval shape.

6) Brush the dough with milk. Place meat and onions and veggie mix on half of the pasty.

7) Fold the dough over and pinch or fold it closed. Brush it with milk. Make two small slits on top to allow steam to escape.

8) Place in oven for about 10 minutes, then reduce temperature to 350* and cook for about 35 minutes or until edges and top are golden-brown.

9) Let them cool for a few minutes, then enjoy this hand food!

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Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

  • Sydney @ Tastefully Frugal

    Oooh these look so good! I have Welsh ancestry and this would be a fun way to include in our Ancestry night. Thanks for sharing

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    These look really good! Do you think it would be possible to substitute the beef for turkey?

  • Jessica

    Mmm these look delicious! Kinda rreminds me of a pot pie! Can't wait to try them, thank you!

  • I tried a Cornish pasty is York. It was so yummy!

  • They are delicious and huge!

  • That's kind of what it is like, just not as runny.

  • You can actually do whatever you'd like. This is traditional. But, when I was in Wales, they did Veggie ones, chicken pot pie ones, etc.

  • Ancestry night seems fun! What do you do? Is it like a weekly family thing?

  • This looks sooo good! I need to make this!

  • It's definitely worth it!

  • These look delish! My fiancé loves "meat and potatoes" type food and I'm more of a fish and turkey girl, so I've been trying to find recipes he might like. Definitely pinning this!!

  • It's definitely a filling meal. And, since you pack them separately, you could substitute turkey in your if you want to make it a bit lighter!