A big weekly market used to be held in Truro, the county town of Cornwall. The market sold livestock, cereals, butter, cheese and cream, leather and cloth, china, glass, pots and pans and whatever fruit, vegetables, fish, cakes or other foods that the local inhabitants might bring in. There was always a stall that sold fish pasties, kept hot in a tin oven over
Roll out the pastry into 2 oblongs, each about
On one of the oblongs lay the fish
If you are using sausages, lay them in pairs along the pastry strip and omit the tarragon. Leave the ends just protruding from the pastry to become deliciously crisp and brown.
Brush the pastry over with the beaten egg. Bake in the middle of the
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