Muir’s Deli’s hand-made Pasties are based on a traditional Cornish pasty recipe handed down through multiple generations of Cornish pasty bakers.
Everyone who makes a pasty has their own recipe, often handed down from generation to generation, but to call it a genuine Cornish Pasty, here’s what’s involved;
ON THE INSIDE
Just good, wholesome ingredients, put together with love and care
- Roughly diced or minced beef
- Sliced or diced potato
- Swede (turnip)
- Seasoning to taste (mainly salt & pepper)
No meat other than beef and no vegetables apart from those listed can be used in the filling. There must be at least 12.5% beef and 25% vegetables in the whole pasty. All the ingredients must be uncooked when the pasty is assembled and then slowly baked to develop all that famous Cornish pasty taste and succulence.
ON THE OUTSIDE
The pastry can be shortcrust, rough puff or puff, but it has to be savoury and able to withstand baking and handling without breaking. Pasties went down the mines, across the fields and out to sea, so they had to be up to the job. It can be glazed with egg, milk, or both, to give the finished pasty its wonderful golden colour.
Here’s where the pasty comes into its own. Once assembled, the edges are sealed by crimping them to one side, creating the characteristic Cornish pasty shape. If it’s not crimped, it’s not Cornish.
WHERE WAS IT BORN?
Any product sold using the Cornish pasty name must be produced west of the Tamar, in the wonderful county of Cornwall.
Robin Nayak (verified owner) –
Tasting a Muir’s Cornish pasty for the first time had me wanting to yell Eureka and race down the street in joy. One of the tastes I’ve missed so much, not just found but perfected. These meal sized savory packets of beef, potato and swede wrapped in your choice puff or short crust aren’t just good for Singapore. They’d hold their own from Falmouth to Falkirk. They are that good. And on the subject of mouths, mine has rarely been happier.
long quest for that warm and comforting taste of home
Allan Muir (verified owner) –
Robin, thank you for taking the time-out to leave this review. Your kind words are very much appreciated. Cheers Allan
Mark Mirosevic-Sorgo (verified owner) –
I would like to compliment you on the exquisite taste and texture of the cornish pasties that you have added to your product range. You have hit on the right blend of vegetables/meat and spices. I am looking forward to the next one already… but it will have to wait because I have just had one of your pork pies. I can highly recommend your pies, pasties and eggs to one and all.
James Proctor (verified owner) –
Thank you very much for arranging the delivery of these Cornish pasties and other items as quickly as you did. Excellent customer service along with delicious pasties and scotch pies!
I will definitely recommend Muir’s deli to my friends.