Yorkshire Recipes

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Stanbury Pasty

Here’s an old recipe from Stanbury, a hamlet a mile or so from Haworth in Bronte Country.  It makes a rich  sweet jam-filled pastry. I can imagine this was a real tea-time treat in its heyday.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz (225g) plain flour
  • 4 oz (113g) butter
  • 3 oz (75g) sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • A little milk
  • Jam for the filling

Method

  1. Rub the butter into the sifted flour and baking powder, and stir in the sugar.
  2. Add the beaten egg with enough milk to make a firm light dough
  3. Divide the flour into four and roll out each piece on a floured board to a circle about 6-8″ across.
  4. Spread two of the pastry circles with jam, not quite to the edges, and cover with remaining circles
  5. Seal the edges and bake the pastries in a hot oven for about 20 minutes.  Serve cold, cut into wedges.

Source: Victoria Wright (1981) A Haworth Kitchen. Recipes from the home of the Brontes.  ISBN 0903775123

 

Optional:  For an extra treat, you can also spread an layer of icing on top, with a ring of coconut spread around the edge.

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