Cornish Pie: Delicacies from Cornwall, England

It can be said that some dishes are not exactly bursting with flavors and spices in English cuisine. Admittedly, the real spice explosion doesn’t really belong in the Cornish Pasty. Nevertheless, it’s an incredibly hearty snack that’s unique to the small county of Cornwall. Shortcrust pastry was originally developed by English miners because it’s perfect for packing and eating on the go, and it’s great for giving you energy. Mining is no longer required, but delicious pastries are still great when you’re out and about and need a good refreshment.

First of all: Use pepper correctly. When you bite into a Cornish Pasty, you should be able to taste the pepper. Salt and pepper are the only spices used here. However, there is enough flavor coming from the meat as some of the liquid escapes, which ties the whole filling together nicely. So: Don’t skimp on pepper!

Cornish pie is the ultimate comfort food. Well, as we’ve known since Fish and Chips, British cuisine can do that too. The following flavors are equally comforting, especially on cold days:

Top bangers and mash on a light gray plate next to knives on a dark wooden table.


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A dark wooden tray with a Cornish Pasty on it.


Hearty snacks: Cornish pie


A Cornish treat: corn pie.


  1. First, preheat the oven to 165 degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper.

  2. Peel and chop potatoes and turnips. Ditto onions. Drain and chop the meat

  3. Dust the work surface with a little flour. Roll out the dough and cut a circle with a diameter of 20 cm. Knead the rest of the dough again and roll it out again. Do the same with the rest to make 3 circles.

  4. Put potatoes, turnips and 1/3 of the meat in the middle of the circle. Their more common placement is welcome. Drizzle with a little butter and season with plenty of salt and pepper.

  5. Fold the circle so that the filling is completely hidden. Pinch and curl the ends to create a nice wavy edge.

  6. Beat an egg. Place the doughs on the baking sheet and brush them. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes. Enjoy fresh or chill completely and pack to take away. It’s over!

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