Thanks to Chloe Niles, I had my very first indulgence since the lockdown. An extra large Cornish Pasty for our breakfast. Delivered at 9:30am, freshly baked and still warm from Nile's Bakery. We also got Saffron Buns, Sugar-coated Donuts, Caramel Slices and Loaf Bread. Our house is wafting of this amazing aroma of freshly baked goodies.
A pasty is a baked pastry, a traditional variety of which is particularly associated with Cornwall. It is made by placing an uncooked filling, typically meat and vegetables, on one half of a flat shortcrust pastry circle, folding the pastry in half to wrap the filling in a semicircle and crimping the curved edge to form a seal before baking.
The traditional Cornish Pasty, which since 2011 has Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status in Europe, is filled with beef, sliced or diced potato, swede (turnip) and onion, seasoned with salt and pepper, and baked. Today, the pasty is the food most associated with Cornwall. It is regarded as the national dish and accounts for 6% of the Cornish food economy. Pasties with many different fillings are made and some shops specialise in selling all sorts of pasties.
A Saffron Bun, Cornish tea treat bun or revel bun, is a rich, spiced yeast-leavened sweet bun that is flavoured with saffron and contains dried fruit including currants and raisins similar to a teacake. The main ingredients are plain flour, butter, yeast, caster sugar, currants and sultanas.
At times like this, especially when you're self-isolating coz you're high risk and working from home, you got to have a little bit of indulgence. I'm really grateful to Chloe and Nile's Bakery for delivering this treat.
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This pasty is simply the best. It's sooo delicious. Just cooked to perfection.