As today marks the end of the inaugural Cornish Pasty Week, we’ve found the prefect excuse to revisit the the majority of our pasty sellers in town. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. Plus, you may have heard, we were snowed in for over a day down here in snowy St Ives, so it was fate that we had stocked up on a number of pasty’s to get us through those tough times.
Nowhere in Cornwall was safe from the ‘Beast from the East’ snowy weather front. The home of the Cornish Pasty Championships, the Eden Project, was forced to close because of the weather but luckily managed to re-open in time for the finals. You can find out more about the winners of each category on the Cornish Pasty Association website (yes, there really is a pasty association!).
After many mouthfuls of a variety of pasty’s, we declared our winner to be Hampson’s of Hayle, a little drive out of town, but worth it for the delicious home-made shortcrust pastry. They also make a mean pie.
Oh, and here’s a picture of the snow. St Ives looks equally beautiful in the snow as in the sun, but we don’t get to see it as often.