Local food: Our selection of five of the best pasties
THE humble pasty has come a long way since it rose to popularity as a ‘fast food’ for 19th century miners. .
As the name suggests Proper Pasties are genuine handmade Cornish pasties, made by Andrew Driscall, who bought them to Tassie from his Cornwall home. Try the Original Traditional, with potato, onion, swede and skirt beef in either a small $6.50 or large $8.50 or go for the Moroccan roasted vegetable pastie at $7.50. Available for purchase at Huon Valley weekend markets, and Kingston Beach handmade market.
For more than 20 years this Leslie Vale institution has stuck to a simple recipe for their pasties — meat, vegetables and seasoning all wrapped in their housemade puff pastry. And for good reason, as anyone who has had a Bush Bakery pastie (which cost $13 for four) will attest, if you’re onto a good thing then you should stick to it.
682 Leslie Rd, Leslie Vale
Daci & Daci
The Daci & Daci pastie is traditional Yugoslavian treat. Filled with spinach, leek, onion and feta and wrapped in delectable housemade butter puff pastry, take this one away for $10 or enjoy in-house with a salad and relish for just $14. Either way they make a scrumptious lunch or quick dinner option.
9-11 Murray St, Hobart
EAT IN $8.50 OR TAKE OUT $6
The Jackman & McRoss pastie is a simple take on the classic. With a spiced chickpea and vegie filling all wrapped up in delectable housemade butter puff pastry, these make the perfect lunchtime treat. Jackman & McRoss can be found in Battery Point, New Town and Hobart.
Blue Edge Bakery
This popular little East Coast eatery keeps their pasties simple with a traditional meat and veg filling wrapped in housemade puff pastry and finished with the traditional Cornish handle. These pasties (which are $5.50) are so popular that they even get their own reviews on Trip Advisor! 55 Burgess St, Bicheno