A tasty little summer snack, these clever bakes combine two British classics: scotch eggs and cornish pasties. Quick and simple to make, they are the perfect al fresco treat to treat friends and family to this summer.
- Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Soft-boil the eggs, then peel and place in cold water to cool. Roll out the pastry until it is the thickness of a £1 coin and cut out six rounds using a small side plate as a guide.
- Mix the sausage meat with the fennel and a little cracked black pepper. Smooth the sausage meat onto the pastry circles in a disc, leaving a 2.5cm (1in) pastry edge all round. Place an egg in the middle, then fold in the pastry to meet at the top. Squeeze the pastry together, then crimp slightly.
- Brush each pasty with milk, then transfer to a baking tray and chill for 20-30 minutes or until firm. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
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