2.28.2012

Sort Of Cornish Pasty

A completley NON traditional Cornish Pasty, mind you. The dough is bread dough and the filling is leftovers reworked. So yeah NON traditional is right and we were all completely fine with that, more than fine with that. Holy cow theses were good and kind on freakily easy too.

A traditional Cornish Pasty is made with more of a pie dough crust, flour, lard, salt and water mixed, chilled, and rolled out. The filling is bites of beef, turnips(swedes?), potatoes and onion. I've tried, to great failure, to make a Cornish Pasty with pie dough. The results have been a blob of goo. It gets a bit depressing when you try and fail several times. These were no fail today, I like that, even if the dough isn't quite right.

Also? Traditional Cornish Pasties HAVE TO BE MADE IN CORNWALL not Alaska.


Sort of Cornish Pasty--oven 350˚

bread dough for one loaf of bread--use fresh or frozen, mine was an experimental batch of sourdough (YUM!)
1 Tablespoon of flour for your hands
3/4 pound leftover cooked ground beef
1 cup cooked potatoes, mashed or otherwise
1 medium zucchini, shredded
1 dill pickle shredded
pinch of garlic granules
splash of pickle juice
salt and pepper to taste
butter if desired for the tops

let the dough rise for the first time, punch it down and divide into 8 pieces
set aside to rest for 10 minutes
pre-heat the oven
warm the beef, potatoes, shredded vegetables, garlic and pickle juice in a skillet
taste and add salt and pepper as needed, stir occasionally until warmed through, not raging hot just warmed and holding together
line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or foil or use a baking stone to avoid all that
flour your hands and working directly on your baking sheet take the first piece of dough pat it out into a rough square about 4x4 inches, bigger or smaller is fine
divide the filling in the pan into 8 servings
take one of the 8 servings and place it on the square fold over to cover, crimping the edges as needed
continue making the Pasties until the dough and filling are used up
bake for 35-40 minutes until the Pasties are a nice deep golden brown
about 5 minutes before they are done you can rub the tops with some butter and then continue baking until done


Filling


Pre-Baking



Baked



Peace and Love--




 

1 comment:

  1. They are almost the right shape to be pasties, but I think they deserve a better name...Alaska Pockets?

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