The famous, or should we say infamous, Welsh Oggy. A truly inventive culinary masterpiece, the oggy is the ultimate ‘‘packed lunch’.  Made by their wives, the miners took these down the pits. We were told about this recipe during a recent visit to Conwy in North Wales.

Roll out some pastry and, using a dinner plate as a guide, cut out a large circle of pastry. On one half of the circle, and in segments, place meat, vegetables, fruit, jam (whatever takes your fancy).

Brush the outside of the pastry circle with whisked egg and fold over to make a half-moon. Crimp or fold the edges together and brush the top of the pastry with the remaining whisked egg. Bake at 375 degrees F.  for about 40 minutes.

On the other hand, if you’re in Conwy, pop in to O.J. Williams A’I Feibion Bakery at 29 High Street, and try their delicious oggies for yourself.

O J Williams A’I Feibion

01492 596190

29 High Street, Conwy, Gwynedd, LL32 8DE

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