These are the ultimate Cornish Pasties. I made these with my Mum this weekend and I have honestly never had such a good homemade pasty. The pastry was amazing and I’m sure it’s all down to using lard. I’ve always been a little bit reluctant to use lard when baking because it is essentially just animal fat, but after reading a few articles on the Internet, I found that although lard has slightly more calories than butter (who’s counting calories while eating a pasty this size, anyway?), it may actually be healthier in terms of the type of fat and levels of cholesterol. That and the taste of this pastry is enough to convince me but if you’re not convinced you can always swap the lard for butter.