The Cornish pasty was created for the rugged miners, working to the max, down in the depths of the sooty tin mines. They needed the sustenance of super speedy convenience and quality fuel for the hard day’s grind.
Bound in pastry, their traditional meat and potato pasties were kept warm in the darkened depths, and were the highlight of the day, warmed upon a shovel by the fire and feasted upon by roughened men with toughened hands. The crimped crust was originally tossed into corners for the ‘knockers’, the elfin-like spirits, for miners hands were often covered with arsenic and poisonous dirt.
In an ancient pasty there’s a fair chance you’ll find half as savoury beef, swede and potato and the other half as a sweet and seasonal dessert, making this the perfect two course meal in one!