) is a baked pastry
, a traditional variety of which is particularly associated with Cornwall
, United Kingdom
. It is made by placing an uncooked filling, typically meat and vegetables, on one half of a flat shortcrust pastry circle, folding the pastry in half to wrap the filling in a semicircle and crimping the curved edge to form a seal before baking.
The traditional Cornish pasty, which since 2011 has Protected Geographical Indication
(PGI) status in Europe, is filled with beef
, sliced or diced potato, swede
(also known as yellow turnip or rutabaga – referred to in Cornwall as turnip
) and onion, seasoned with salt and pepper, and is baked
. Today, the pasty is the food most associated with Cornwall. It is regarded as the national dish
and accounts for 6% of the Cornish food economy. Pasties with many different fillings are made and some shops
specialise in selling all sorts of pasties. Read more...