Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Mince Pies

Mince pies are the ultimate Christmas staple. The sweet, fruity mincemeat with all of those wonderful festive spices, encased in icing-covered crumbly, buttery pastry.. is festive food heaven

350g plain flour
Pinch of salt
225g butter, diced
tsp sugar
1 whole egg
Cold Water
1 jar of mincemeat (see recipe)
Dusting icing sugar

  • Heat the oven to 400°F/200°C/Gas 6
  • Place the flour, butter and salt into a large bowl.
  • Rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs
  • Stir in sugar,
  • Add the egg to the mixture and using a knife stir, 
  • Add cold water a teaspoon at a time until the mixture binds together.
  • Roll in cling film and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes
  • Meanwhile add orange juice, zest and apple to mincemeat and stir well
  • Choose a muffin or bun tin for the size of the pie you want.
  • Dust a work surface lightly with a little flour and roll out two-thirds of the pastry to 1/8"/3mm thick.
  • Cut circles to line the cups of your tin.
  • Fill the pastry lined tins 2/3 full with mincemeat.
  • Roll out the remaining pastry to the same thickness and cut smaller circles to fit as lids or cut out star shaped lids to be decorative.
  • Lightly brush the tops with milk or an egg wash.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 mins or until golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the icing sugar.

1 comment:

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