If you’re looking for an easy baking recipe that still packs plenty of flavour, these comforting little pasties are the perfect fit. A twist on the traditional Cornish variety, biting into them will reveal a tasty combination of creamy cheddar cheese, soft onions and spiced mashed eggs. For this pastry recipe, add our Season-All blend made from smoky paprika, pepper and celery seeds into the pastry mixture to make sure that this pasty is delicious on both the inside and out. Use either this blend or the Spicy Season-All, plus a good measure of sweet dill and paprika to pep up the egg, cheese and onion mixture. When you’re ready to construct your creations, make sure to crimp the pasty properly so that the tasty filling doesn’t leak out – if you’re not sure how to do this, there are plenty of tutorials online.
Pre-heat the oven to 200°C, 400°F, Gas Mark 6.
For the pastry - sieve flour and Perfect Shake Season-All Special Blend into a bowl. Add lard and margarine and rub into flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in enough cold water to form a dough. Roll out pastry on a floured surface and cut into rounds the size of a saucer.
To make filling, melt butter in a saucepan. Add the onions and fry until soft. Allow to cool. Mash the hardboiled eggs in a bowl. Add the onions, cheese, Perfect Shake Season-All Special Blend, Dill and Paprika. Mix well. Divide the filling between the pastry rounds. Brush the edges of the pastry with beaten egg and shape to form a pasty. Crimp edges as desired . Brush with beaten egg.
Place on a greased baking sheet and cook for approximately 20 minutes.
Serve hot or cold. For an extra spicy flavour, use Spicy Season-All Seasoning instead of Season-All Seasoning.