Cubes of rump steak, potatoes and carrots are cooked in pastry. It is more traditional to use turnip instead of carrot but in the end - it all comes down to personal taste!
Used different ingredients. If you want to make a traditional cornish pasty, you can't put carrots in it. Traditionally they've got swede (turnip if you're Cornish) in them. Use a mixture of lard and butter for the pastry - don't use baking powder. Lots of pepper and good quality beef are the key to a good pasty. - 30 Dec 2008
sorry but no self respecting cornish person would put carrots in one of their pasties. a proper pasty should also have skirt beef in it. - 13 Mar 2011
Altered ingredient amounts. We make about 200 to 250 beef and chicken pasties every month and we use course ground burger potatoes, carrots, rutabege, onions for a filling and have found a simple flour,salt,lard and water make a most delighful crust. as for our chicken pasties I may add the recipe at a later date. there wonderful. - 16 Feb 2009