We can just see the revelry around the table at Alfonso‘s house. You can tell he’s A cooking whiz dad, because he’s sent us a recipe that is sure to delight the kids, who can also have a great time helping to prepare it. In addition, Alfonso prepares his pasties in the oven, so we can forget about deep-frying (Spanish pasties are normally deep-fried). Everyone’s happy!

Shall we get to work?


  • 1 packet of pastry circles for pasties
  • 2 jars of Serrats yellowfin tuna
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 uncooked egg
  • Tomato passata


  1. Place the pastry circles on parchment paper or on a silicon mat
  2. In a bowl, mix the tuna with 3 or 4 spoonfuls of tomato passata (Alfonso comments that if it’s homemade, perfect, but if it’s pre-made it will also do fine).
  3. Peel the 2 previously-boiled eggs and chop them into very small pieces.
  4. Add the chopped egg to the previous mix and let it settle for a few minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 200 ºC while you prepare the pasties.
  6. In the centre of each circle, place part of the filling you’ve prepared (one to one and a half spoonfuls).
  7. Close and seal the edges with the aid of a fork.
  8. Once closed, brush the pasties with beaten egg.
  9. Bake until they are browned (approximately 20 minutes).

Delicious! Thanks, Alfonso!

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