Pack a Pasty for a Picnic!
Pasties are great things – they were designed for labourers to take for lunch, whether out in the fields or down mines. The idea is that you hold on to the rolled crust with your possibly dirty hands, keeping the remainder clean to eat. Once you’re finished, the crust, which is bio degradable, can be thrown away.
Pasties can be made with all sorts of ingredients, the ones below are made with shortcrust pastry because it was what I had, but they could be made with puff pastry. They can even be made with a main course at one end and a pudding at the other. Your imagination is your limit.
Make your pasties large if you have to satisfy a rugby player or small for little ones. I used a 19cm side plate, to make my rounds and it’s a good medium size, but have also used pot lids or dinner plates in the past. Hungry eaters can always have two!
I made the ones below to take out on a Mother’s Day picnic instead of sandwiches. They made a delicious alternative, didn’t go soggy and I just used up what happened to be in the fridge.