Ok, following on from the “good sandwich” thread, I’ve been inspired to put in a request of my own.
Does anyone know where I can get anything like a good “Cornish” pasty in Canberra?* I’ve had many things masquerading as “pastys” in Canberra, and in Aus, but nothing has come close to a real “Cornish” pasty. One had mashed spuds in it! One even had the whole contents mashed together. I used to live on the blooming things back in Blighty, and must admit the best I had, apart from those I make myself, were in the Duchy itself
So any tips?
For those of you who have not tried this culinary delight, here’s a description;
- A pasty (Cornish: Pasti, pronounced (the ‘a’ pronounced as in ‘cat’), less commonly as tiddly oggy or tiddy oggy, and sometimes as pastie in the United States, is a filled pastry case, commonly associated with Cornwall, United Kingdom. It differs from a pie as it is made by placing the filling on a flat pastry shape, usually a circle, and folding it to wrap the filling, crimping the edge to form a seal. The result is a raised semicircular package. The traditional Cornish pasty is filled with diced beef, sliced potato and onion, and baked. Pasties with many different fillings are made; some shops specialise in selling all sorts of pasties.
* Replying; “yes, in Cornwall,” will not earn you any brownie points I’m afraid.