In 2012 The Eden Project, with the support of The Cornish Pasty Association, hosted the inaugural World Pasty Championships. As a keen amateur cook, a Cornishman, and a pasty lover I decided to enter, and took first place in the Amateur Cornish Pasty category. A year later, I successfully defended my title, officially making me 2 times Amateur Cornish Pasty World Champion..
Once could have been a fluke, but after winning twice I think it's safe to say that I know how to make a proper pasty! So now I want to share my passion for pasties, and teach some of my techniques, tips and recipes in a book which is provisionally titled:
"How To Make An Award Winning Cornish Pasty".
The book includes a history of the pasty from the earliest recorded
recipes to the 2012 "Pasty Tax" scandal and more, along with an in
depth discussion on ingredients, tips and tricks for getting a perfect
crust and the all important crimp, fun pasty facts, a look at the fantastic
work carried out by The Cornish Pasty Association and The Eden Project
in championing this important part of Cornish heritage, and of course
my award winning pasty recipe, along with a number of other related
pasty and pie recipes
UK customers can buy Proper Pasties at Amazon.co.uk
US customers can buy Proper Pasties at Amazon.com
The book is also listed on the Amazon store in other countries, just search for "Proper Pasties" or "Cornish Pasties"
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