The pasty is as ancient as England. Chaucer mentions pasties in the Canterbury Tales. The first thing you need to learn is how to say the word properly. The “a” in pasty is pronounced as in the word ‘hat.” Pasties became popular amongst workers in the Cornish tin mines. The crimped crust provides a… Read More »Cornish Pasty
Rough puff pastry, sometimes known as “quick” or “easy” puff pastry, is a simpler version of a traditional, very labor-intensive puff pastry recipe. Image by Roozitaa (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Sausage rolls are the quintessential British savory snack. Bite-sized yet hearty, they can be found at any gathering of four or more British people.
At afternoon tea, they provide a welcome counterbalance to the sweetness of baked goods. Sausage rolls can be enjoyed at any temperature and are easily portable, making them a perfect addition to any picnic. This recipe calls for Branston Pickle, a tangy condiment made from a variety of fruit, vegetables, and spices. If you are unable to find it locally, carry on. The rolls will taste just as good.Read More »Sausage Rolls