About this recipe: The genuine article! This is a recipe from a Cornish granny and is what a proper Cornish pasty should be. The Cornish Pasty Association tells us that the CORNISH pasty has been awarded Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status and so can only be called a Cornish Pasty if it is made with certain ingredients. The pastry is not so strict in composition but must be made with mostly lard, sometimes slightly flaky - it can also be plain shortcrust.
Good results each time made but I do put all chopped ingredients in bag and shake up with a crumbled red oxo cube. - 24 Sep 2012
Hi juliegrey For an authentic Cornish Pasty the meat (beef skirt - can be minced) should go in the pasty uncooked. - 12 Apr 2013
Very good. Cheated and used shop bought puff pastry. - 24 Nov 2014