Have you ever dreamt of dining at Hogwarts? If you are a fan of Harry Potter like me, I bet you did! I mean, just look at the feast the students indulge in each year! Doesn’t it look amazing?! Cornish pasties, Roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, breaded pork chop, pumpkin pasties, and on, and on. And all the dessert! Treacle tart, peppermint humbugs, chocolat custard trifle, etc. It does sound like an absolute dream!
Thus, in my quest to try out Harry Potter recipes, make my own and all, but also, you know, try to give the impression of dining at Hogwarts, I have done quite a lot with butterbeer. Butterscotch actually is the ingredient but it tastes like butterbeer. Butterbeer cupcakes or butterber cookies. Let’s be honest, until now, I have mostly focused on the dessert side of things. Today, let’s go savory! That’s why today is all about Cornish pasties as we see them in the dining hall at Hogwarts.
Dining at Hogwarts: Cornish Pasties Recipe
Ingredients (for 6 pasties)
-4 shortcrust pastries
-1/2 cup tomato sauce
-1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
-Salt and pepper
1. Pre-heat the oven at 180°C (or 350°F).
2. Start by prepping the filling of the Cornish pasties. Finely chop the beef, turnip, potato and onion.
3. Put all the ingredients in a bowl. Add the tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Mix so that all the ingredients are covered in sauce. Let marinate for a few minutes.
4. Flour a flat surface. Roll out the first pastry. Using a small plate and knife, outline and cut a circle.
5. Scoop three table spoons of filling on the circle of dough. Brush water on the edges, then fold the pastry over to form a D-shape.
6. Press the edges together all along the curve of the D. Then, fold in and pinch the bottom edge of the pasty. Continue folding the edge inwards and pinching to crimp
7. Repeat with each Cornish pasty. Roll the scraps on dough in a ball and flatten with a rolling pin. There should be enough shortcrust for six Cornish pasties.
8. Place the pasties on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Pierce through haul in each pasty with a knife for steam.
9. In a bowl, beat an egg. Brush the egg over each Cornish pasty.
10. Place in the oven for one hour. Remove from the oven once cooked. Let cool for a few minutes at room temperature. Enjoy!
What do you think of those Cornish pasties? Have you ever tried them? Or made them? I know they are not specific to Harry Potter, but it was an added bonus that they are on the menu at Hogwarts!
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