Cornish Pasties


8 oz (225g) plain flour
4 oz (115g) very cold vegan margarine
Pinch salt
Cold water to mix

2 oz (55g) vegan margarine
1 stick celery, chopped fine
1 medium carrot, chopped fine
1 medium potato, diced
1 small onion, sliced
2 oz (55g) mushrooms, coarsely chopped
1 tsp mixed dried herbs
Seasoning to taste
1/2 tsp yeast extract

  1. Start with the pastry: rub margarine into flour, mixing well. Add salt and then just enough water to bind the mixture to a stiff dough. If possible cover with cling film and leave in the fridge for half an hour.
  2. Roll the dough out and cut into four even-sized squares, placing them onto a lightly greased baking sheet.
  3. Melt the margarine and gently fry the celery, carrot, potato and onion for 5 minutes. Add mushrooms, cover pan and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes more, or until soft. Add herbs, seasoning and yeast extract.
  4. Divide the vegetable mixture between the squares of dough, draining first if necessary. Dampen the edges with water, fold across diagonally, and press firmly to seal.
  5. Bake in a pre-heated oven 200C/400F/gas mark 6 for 20 minutes, or until the pastry is cooked. Serves 4.

The recipe itself tastes very delicious! I wonder, when this pasties will get baked, it will smell so sweet and wonderful. I am crazy for cheese layer which you mentioned that we can add, I guess increases the softness in the cafe. Too much mouth-watering one! Also, I like vanilla and orange/ lemon flavour, but as this is something new, gonna surely try for it.