It was what I would consider a 100% success! The grownups loved it, and only one child wasn't so sure. This was due to the fact that a Cornish Pasty lets different foods 'touch' each other. Different foods aren't supposed to do that, apparently.
But just take a look at this fabulous looking food item - it fairly glows:
Pasties from the ovens of SconeTherapy
Ladies and gentlemen, I suggest to you that it can't get much better than this. This is comfort food in its finest hour.
And here is how I got there:
I brushed the unbaked pasties with an egg wash (i.e., one beaten egg) and placed in a preheated oven at 400F. It took a little longer than expected to bake (about 45 minutes), but I just watched it closely and could easily see when it was brown enough. I wrapped each pasty in foil individually, so that when we reached the lovely daughter's house, they were still hot and ready to eat.
Our trial run was indeed a success, and one change even came out of it: we determined that the crust could use more salt. Therefore our Cornish pasties for Saturday will have that addition. There just didn't seem to be enough salt in a mere 'pinch'!
And so the day of our Cornish Pasty Party approaches. Today is Thursday - it happens on Saturday! We will start with the pasties, and work our way toward scones, this time with our cream whipped - not clotted. Yummy. And here's a heads up: no one is allowed to consider any dietary restrictions.
One must just enjoy. That is the only option.
See you along the way!
The SconeLady does not think of dietary restrictions.