In Cornwall, and everything!

When I went to visit my Dad’s family recently, to spend time with them and to scatter some of Dad’s ashes on his mum’s grave, we realised that I’d missed a chunk of my heritage – I have never learned to make Cornish pasties!

So me, my Mum and my lovely auntie Kate put our aprons on and remedied this… and I am putting this in New Thing Thursdays because it was new to me!

No prizes for guessing, in the last photo, which is my aunt’s expertly crimped pasty and which is my first ever attempt!

Cornish pasty making, cookery demonstration, chef portraits | Carla Watkins Business & Branding Photography | carlawatkins.com

Cornish pasty making, cookery demonstration, chef portraits | Carla Watkins Business & Branding Photography | carlawatkins.com

Cornish pasty making, cookery demonstration, chef portraits | Carla Watkins Business & Branding Photography | carlawatkins.com

Cornish pasty making, cookery demonstration, chef portraits | Carla Watkins Business & Branding Photography | carlawatkins.com

Cornish pasty making, cookery demonstration, chef portraits | Carla Watkins Business & Branding Photography | carlawatkins.com

Cornish pasty making, cookery demonstration, chef portraits | Carla Watkins Business & Branding Photography | carlawatkins.com

Cornish pasty making, cookery demonstration, chef portraits | Carla Watkins Business & Branding Photography | carlawatkins.com

Cornish pasty making, cookery demonstration, chef portraits | Carla Watkins Business & Branding Photography | carlawatkins.com

Cornish pasty making, cookery demonstration, chef portraits | Carla Watkins Business & Branding Photography | carlawatkins.com

Cornish pasty making, cookery demonstration, chef portraits | Carla Watkins Business & Branding Photography | carlawatkins.com

Cornish pasty making, cookery demonstration, chef portraits | Carla Watkins Business & Branding Photography | carlawatkins.com

Cornish pasty making, cookery demonstration, chef portraits | Carla Watkins Business & Branding Photography | carlawatkins.com

Cornish pasty making, cookery demonstration, chef portraits | Carla Watkins Business & Branding Photography | carlawatkins.com

I didn’t photograph the crimping because I was watching, so I could attempt to replicate it myself!

Here is my fabulous Mum having a go:

Cornish pasty making, cookery demonstration, chef portraits | Carla Watkins Business & Branding Photography | carlawatkins.com

Cornish pasty making, cookery demonstration, chef portraits | Carla Watkins Business & Branding Photography | carlawatkins.com

Cornish pasty making, cookery demonstration, chef portraits | Carla Watkins Business & Branding Photography | carlawatkins.com

Cornish pasty making, cookery demonstration, chef portraits | Carla Watkins Business & Branding Photography | carlawatkins.com

Don’t forget Festive Open Studios, on 30 November and 1 December – sadly there won’t be pasty-making, but there will be snacks and shopping! Hop on the mailing list to make sure you don’t miss out – pop your email in the form below and make sure you tick “yes please” so I can send you emails!

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