Considering I have worked in a pasty shop for the past four summers, it may come as a bit of a suprise that I only had my first taste of a gluten free pasty this week!
When taking a stroll with my family along Baggy Point in Croyde, I was drawn into Baggy's Surf Cafe by a blackboard bearing those alluring three words...
"Gluten Free Available"
I was very pleased to find a selection of gluten free pies, pasties and cakes displayed in the fridge, from a delicious Devon-based brand I have recently discovered: Baked to Taste.
Baked in Honiton, I am seeing more and more of these products spread around the North Devon area, and hopefully we'll even be getting some in my work soon (fingers crossed - an ongoing project!!)
Having spent four years serving golden pasties with no idea what they taste like, it was only right that I opted for the Devon Steak and Potato Pasty!
I was impressed by the size of the pasty, a welcome change from the normally minature gluten-free products on offer!
This, I am pleased to say, was the perfect sized pasty for a lazy Sunday lunch!
Although it was already cooked, I decided to heat mine in the oven to warm me up after the brisk walk!
With golden, crumbly pastry and packed full of meat and potato, this pasty was definitely a welcome treat!
The filling was peppery and very warming, making me feel wholly satisfied!
The steak was lean and there was a perfectly balanced ratio of meat to potato.
Overall I was very impressed with this pasty!
Here's some piccies to show how yummy it was - you can order them online, and I would thoroughly reccommend!!
For more information on the Baked to Taste range, visit their website here