The Not So Cornish, Cornish Pasty

Ok, so when is a Cornish Pasty a real Cornish Pasty? When its made in Cornwall? Its the Shepherds Pie thing all over again.

Today i made Pasties lol…my own variation of 😉 I had a request from one of the kids not to include carrots, so no carrots. And as we had some Sweet Potato left over in the fridge i used that instead of Swede. I also cheated with the pastry (i bought ready made Puff) and turned the scraps into little Jam tarts. Add to that the Blueberry Crumble and the Vanilla Ice Cream and today has been a very productive day 🙂


But the star of the show was definitely dessert. The Blueberry Crumble and Vanilla Ice Cream were gorgeous even if i do say so myself lol. The Ice Cream maker is really earning its keep, although, i do have to leave the room when its on lol

Vanilla Ice Cream

  • 330ml Whole Milk
  • 200g Granulated Sugar
  • 650ml Double Cream
  • 1 Vanilla Pod
  1. Put all the ingredients in a saucepan (split the Vanilla pod and scrape out the seeds) and warm until the sugar has melted. Leave to cool with the Vanilla pod still in the pan.
  2. When cool transfer to a jug and remove Vanilla pod. Turn ice cream maker on and add liquid to the bowl. Churn for 25 minutes or until ready.

Im guessing you could always do this the old fashioned way (using a container and your freezer) if you don’t have a maker.

I did slightly change the Blueberry Crumble recipe but only to the more traditional method. I then added the ground almonds as suggested which gave a much lighter crust. Ive never used Blueberries for a crumble before and its definitely something i’ll do again!

And now…im off for seconds 🙂


Whats your favourite fruit for a crumble?


7 thoughts on “The Not So Cornish, Cornish Pasty

  1. My favourite crumble is apple. As to the pasties, the “proper” cornish pasties must be made in Cornwall and have the pastry seal at the top I believe. The reason it is often on the side is because the miners used to hold that crust with mucky hands to eat.

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