We like our pasties to be good looking and we like the people who wear them to look good too.
Some say you can’t buy style but Yooper Shirts, run by a team of graphic designers in the U.S, are selling it for the bargain price of $17, that’s £10.43.
This fashionable T-shirt is not only stylish but also promotes a message which we strongly agree with here at Crantock’s.
With all the negative news that is going on around the world more people would benefit from making pasties not war and I suggest that a traditional Cornish pasty is the way forward.
Why not try following our traditional Cornish pasty recipe and bring a little peace to your life.
The Crantock Bakery Traditional Cornish Pasty
Makes four medium pasties
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 60 minutes
For the pastry
- 400g plain flour
- 100g chilled butteror margarine, cubed
- 100g chilled lard, cubed
- A pinch of salt.
For the filling
- 450g beef skirt or chuck steak
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 200g swede, peeled and sliced into small pieces
- 200g potatoes, peeled and sliced into small pieces
- Knob of Cornish butter
- Freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Make the pastry first, then while it is resting in the fridge, prepare the filling.
To make the pastry
Season the flour and sift into a large bowl. Add the lard, butter and margarine and using your fingers work into the flour until it forms the consistency of fine breadcrumbs. Sprinkle with cold water, a tablespoonful at a time, and mix until a stiff dough is formed. Gently knead the dough on a floured work surface, then wrap in clingfilm and leave to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
To make the filling
Peel and finely slice the potatoes, onion and swede. Slice the beef into small, thin pieces.
To assemble your pasty
Cut the pastry into four pieces and roll out each piece on a lightly floured surface. Each piece should be circular, 20 to 25 cm in diameter, and between 3 and 4 mm thick. Place a plate on the pastry and cut around for a neat circle, keeping the trimmings for your initials.
Layer equal amounts of the vegetables in the centre of each pastry circle, and then put the meat on top. Season with salt and pepper.
Brush the edges of the pastry with water, fold one sideover to make a half-moon or D shape, and crimp togetherbetween the forefinger and thumb of one hand and forefinger of the other to create a seal along the side of the pasty.Add your initials cut from the trimmings.
Place on a baking tray, brush with a milk or beaten egg glaze, and cook for an houruntil the pastry is golden and the filling cooked through.
Take a look back at other pasty inspired clothing I have admired on some of my previous blog posts.