In a special four-part series for this week, Coastal Cottage sees Lisa Faulkner travel to the wonderful West Country, to bring the UK's favourite holiday foods right into your living room.
To begin the series Lisa looks at a snack that was once a miner's necessity but has become one of the UK's most iconic foods with 90 million eaten every year at home and across the world. It can only be the humble pasty!
Lisa learns how to crimp with style from those who know best and whips up her own version of this classic summer snack back at her Coastal Cottage.
2 egg yolks beaten with 2 tsp milk
175g beef skirt, finely diced
125g Charlotte potatoes, peeled and finely diced
90g swede, peeled and finely diced
1 onion, peeled and finely diced
25g unsalted butter, melted
Sea salt and black pepper
Combine the ingredients for the filling and season with salt and plenty of black a work surface with flour, roll out the pastry to the thickness of a one pound coin and
Mix together the filling ingredients and then divide between the pastry discs and
Bring the edges of the pastry up over the filling and pinch to seal. Crimp the edges then transfer to a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper. Repeat with the remaining pasties. Brush the pasties with egg wash then transfer to the fridge to chill for 1 hour
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Bake for 15 minutes then turn the oven down to 150°C 14cm cutter to cut out 8 discs.
Brush around the edges with the egg wash and bake for a further 25 minutes until golden brown