Thursday, December 10, 2015

All I Want for Christmas is.. Mince Pies

Because I'm working long hours at my new job, I spent today catching up on some laundry and housework. I got off to an early start, and by lunch time I had caught up. So, I had time to make some lovely mince pies. The filling is not home made, but I found a jar of mincemeat in the supermarket where I work. Wow....it smells like Christmas!!

After a busy morning...  I think I deserve to put my feet up and conduct a little mince pie taste test. If there's one food I want this Christmas....its these delicious pies. Not to everyone's taste..but my idea of Festive Food Heaven


Mince Pies

350g plain flour
Pinch of salt
225g butter, diced
1 whole egg
1 jar of mincemeat
Dusting icing sugar

Method 
  • Heat the oven to 400°F/205°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,
  • Add the egg to the mixture and using a knife stir, add cold water a teaspoon at a time until the mixture binds together.
  • 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.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 mins or until golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the icing sugar.

Todays musical offering...

Sing it Mariah !

Enjoy!


Love and Hugs
Phoebe x


6 comments:

  1. I have never eaten mince pies but have always wondered about them... Happy weekend with love Janice

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    1. Thank you Janice. They are a must at every British Christmas table.Though I must say..not everyone likes them
      Phoebe x

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  2. My husband and son love those...Mincemeat will be on my grocery list. Blessings

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    1. Would love to know how yours turn out Linda.
      Phoebe x

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  3. I can remember my mom baking these pies and how good and Christmas-y the house smelled! I have enjoyed browsing your blog this a.m. and am now following you. Have a lovely Saturday. xo

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    1. Thank you Mildred...I am now following your lovely blog too
      Phoebe x

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