Homemade Steak & Onion Cornish Pasty

Filled with tender skirt steak and a mouth-watering medley of vegetables. These delicious, homely Cornish pasties are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Key Details

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cook time: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Ingredients

  • 450g plain flour
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp salt
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 125ml cold water
  • 350g beef skirt or chuck steak, finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 175g swede, peeled, finely diced
  • 1tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1tsp salt

Ingredients Breakdown

For the pastry… 

  • 450g plain flour
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp salt
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 125ml cold water

For the filling…

  • 350g beef skirt or chuck steak, finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 175g swede, peeled, finely diced
  • 1tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1tsp salt

Method

Preheat your oven to 220°C/425°F/gas 7.

To make the pastry: place the flour, baking powder, salt, butter and egg yolks into a food processor and blitz until the mixture forms crumbs (you can do this by hand, too!). Slowly add the water until the mix forms a big ol’ ball. Wrap the pastry in clingfilm and leave it to chill in the fridge for an hour. Roll out the pastry to the thickness of a £1 coin and use a dinner plate to cut out 4 disks.

Mix together the filling ingredients in a bowl. Place some mix in the centre of your pasty disc, leaving a large margin around the edge. Dot with butter. Brush around the perimeter of the pastry circle with a beaten egg, then fold the pastry over the vegetables and meat and seal firmly. Crimp the edges to form a sealed D-shaped pasty. Brush the whole thing with your egg glaze and pop a little hole in the top for steaming.

Bake for 10 mins at 220°C/425°F/gas 7, then lower the oven to 180°C/ 350°F/gas 4 and cook for 45 minutes more until golden.

This is a winner!

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