That may or may not be a little touch up patch on the front right..pretend you don't see it! :)
If you have never been to Cornwall then you might well never have had a real Cornish pasty. This is the sad truth! Everywhere I go there are very yummy looking Cornish pasties in very yummy smelling bakeries, and yes they may sometimes be 'ok' but I am yet to find one that is traditional. More often than not they are made using a mushy minced mixture...that's just a blasphemy in Cornwall! There are a few things that make a Cornish Pasty the real deal -
1. The 'D' shape
2. Crimped on one side
3. Filling is created from roughly cut, uncooked chunks of beef, onion, swede and potato
4. Seasoning is a happy amount of pepper and salt
5. Robust pastry that can hold it's shape in the oven/cooling (used to be a ready 'packed lunch' for workers)
6. Sadly the one point I cannot achieve at the moment, has to be made in Cornwall!