Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Cornish Pasty

Until I moved to England I had never heard of a Cornish pasty (pronounced like past-E); I had no idea what I was missing.  Pasties are basically a cross between a portable pot-pie and a calzone minus the sauce.  It's a pie dough that is filled with meats, veggies or cheese and then crimped closed.  They are delicious and Dan learned how to make them.*  Yay!  I can't wait to experiment with all sorts of fillings.

Ribeye, onion, potato and swede pasty

* Technically, these are Cornish-style pasties rather than actual Cornish pasties.  From the Cornish Pasty Association website:
The Cornish Pasty Association (CPA) is celebrating after receiving Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status for its world famous pasty. The decision from the European Commission means that from now only Cornish pasties made in Cornwall and following the traditional recipe can be called ‘Cornish pasties’.

1 comment:

  1. Want!!! Tell Dan that when you guys are here in DC for work/visit, my kitchen is totally open for his use if he wants to perfect his pasty recipes!