The Great Cornish Bake Off: Your Guide to Cornish Recipes

Photo thanks to Rodda's

Photo thanks to Rodda’s

The Great British Bake Off is back on our screens, and the nation has once again been swept up by baking fever. So, if you’ve been inspired by the bakers in the tent, here is our pick of the best Cornish Recipes for you to try at home.

The mighty pasty is a true Cornish icon, with its rich crumbly pastry and a succulent beef and vegetable filling. With well-earned reputation for selling top quality Cornish pasties, the experts at Ann’s Pasties have spent years perfecting their recipe for the ultimate Cornish Pasty. If you feel adventurous, why not try some of Ann’s suggestions for variations to the traditional recipe, or even create your own personalised filling.

Top quality scones are the centrepiece of any Cornish Cream Tea. Internationally famous for their silky smooth Cornish Clotted Cream, the team at Rodda’s have created this ‘Proper Cornish Scones’ recipe to help you on your way to the perfect Cornish Cream Tea. Just remember that the Cornish way is to serve it jam first, then cream on top.

Golden and sweet saffron buns are a traditional Cornish teatime treat and the perfect partner for a steaming hot cup of tea. Influenced by Cornwall’s trading history and the unique Cornish climate that allows saffron to grow here, these buns are traditionally baked for celebrations and festivals, although they taste much too good to save only for special occasions. This recipe will help you master the traditional saffron bun, so that all you will have to worry about is serving them with some good Cornish butter.

Here at Forgotten Houses, we have a range of stunning self-catering holiday cottages available to let across Cornwall; the ideal base from which to sample the best of Cornish baking, and even try some baking yourself.