Cornish Pasties

Preparation info
  • Makes


    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Official Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea Cookbook

By Downton Abbey

Published 2020

  • About

Few foods have a greater regional history than the pasty, a minced meat pie that dates from medieval times but became particularly common in the sixteenth century as a simple meal for tin miners in rural Cornwall. A miner could easily transport the pasty (usually filled with vegetables rather than more costly meat) to work, keep it warm in the mine, and eat it without utensils. If the pasty grew cold, the miner would place it on a shovel and warm it over a fire. The basic pasty recipe survi