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Cornish pasty

Gone are the days when i can buy a really nice fresh backed that day Cornish Pasty.

In my younger days i used to love buying a meat pie or pasty from the town baker.

They were great in winter, no one seems to be able to make any like they used to be.

I prefer Mine with a bit of mince and with the rest, nowadays its just veg, bring back the old ones, please!

oz
 
Well Steve on my travels around Devon /Cornwall i eat lots of them....lots of variations....suprisingly the most well known Ginsters are my least favouritre as they seem to contain a lot of gristle.
For me a good pasty has thin pastry and lots of filling....i could live on potatoes alone so any pasty with potato inside wins hands down.
 
Hi oz,
Did you know the origin of the Cornish Pastie was that it was a meal of meat potatoe and veg, baked in pastry with a dippled edge of pastry on one side. The miners would hold this dippled edge with their dirty hands, eat the rest of the pastie, then throw the dirty pastry away.
dave
 
Hi oz,
Did you know the origin of the Cornish Pastie was that it was a meal of meat potatoe and veg, baked in pastry with a dippled edge of pastry on one side. The miners would hold this dippled edge with their dirty hands, eat the rest of the pastie, then throw the dirty pastry away.
dave

Dave Hi, Thats an interesting bit about eating it with dirty hands, never realised, just thought it was put there for appearance sake. :)

Oz
 
That is right...and another reason why many old thimbles and clay pipe is found in old fields....the woman would take the pasties or for that matter any food to the workers in the fields at lunchtime..while the men ate the woman would sew and smoke with the old clay pipes in many cases.
 
Home-made is what you make it not what some other person decides you may like. No-one mentioned the pasty having two ends, one meat and the other fruit?

So is home-baking a thing of the past? I made some bread pudding this week as we had some spare bread.............scrumptious, even though I say so myself!!

Brian
 
Home-made is what you make it not what some other person decides you may like. No-one mentioned the pasty having two ends, one meat and the other fruit?

So is home-baking a thing of the past? I made some bread pudding this week as we had some spare bread.............scrumptious, even though I say so myself!!

Brian

Hadn't heard of that before, two ends. :2fun::2fun:

oz
 
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