Sweet Corn and Herb Pasties

Sweet Corn and Herb Pasties

We Brazilians love our pasties, the greatest example is our classic deep-fried called pastel which is everywhere in Brazil and I call it the king of street foods. Baked versions are also very appreciated by home cooks and are similar to the Argentinian empanadas. Two of the popular fillings are the ‘pizza flavour’ which is a combination of mozzarella cheese, ham, tomato and dried oregano or the thick ‘hearts of palm sauce’ made with onions, garlic, tomato, hearts of palm and parsley. The baked version which is close to my heart is made with corn and fresh herbs. It was one of the first snacks I had on my mother-in-law’s house, almost 18 years ago when I started dating my husband. This happened while we were still university students, a period in which we had no idea that a few years later we were going to end up in Australia! It is another delicious recipe by my sister-in-law out of her special collection of cooking treasures. When you are passionate about cooking it is great to meet a family that hold recipes very different from yours so you can always learn something new. I remembered the first time I had it they served as an afternoon snack with freshly squeezed orange juice and the combination was just perfect. They are great warm or cold and indeed go really well with any fruit juice of your choice or iced tea. Since then, this is a recipe that I make quite often and it is for sure a winner. Everybody who tries loves it! These pasties are also a good choice of appetiser or cocktail party fingerfood. How about bake them for the New...