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Homemade Devon pasty recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 25 mins to prepare and 55 mins to cook
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Customer recipe by Ben Rogers
Added 87 months ago

Make the pastry; blend together flour, butter, lard and salt until fine breadcrumbs. Mix with water to make a soft dough and place in the fridge until the meat and vegetables are chopped.

Chop all vegetables and beef skirt to even size pieces.

Pre-heat oven to 220°C, fan 200°C, gas mark 7.

Roll the pastry into 4 circles, put meat and vegetables in pastry starting with potato then swede, next add the meat and finally the onion. Sprinkle a small amount of salt and pepper on top.

Roll into a half moon shape, damp the edges and crimp fold the edges together.

Place on a baking tray and brush with an egg wash.

Bake for 10 mins, then lower oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas mark 4 and cook for 45 mins more until golden. Great served warm.


To crimp, place two sides of pastry together and fold and turn with forefingers and thumbs.




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  • 4 potatoes
  • 1 small swede
  • 1-2 onions
  • ½lb beef (skirt)
  • 12oz flour
  • 6-7oz - ½ butter and lard
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ¼ pint water
  • sprinkle pepper
  • 1 egg

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