Monday, 7 December 2015

Mince Pies (Christmas Baking)


These mince pies (Paul Hollywood Recipe) are extremely large and had great reviews on the BBC Good Food website. I feel they would be perfect for a dessert with some cream as I am told they are really tasty. Unfortunately I do not like mince pies so did not try one.


Ingredients (12):
1 Jar Of Mincemeat
2 Satsumas
1 Apple, finely chopped
Zest Of 1 Lemon
Icing Sugar, Dusting

Pastry: 
375g Plain Flour
260g Unsalted Butter, Softened
125g Caster Sugar, Extra For Topping
2 Large Egg


Method:

1. Put the flour and butter into a large bowl and rub together with your hands to make a crumb consistency. Add the sugar, 1 egg and mix together. Tip out onto a floured surface and fold until the pastry comes together. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 10 minutes. 

2. Scoop the mincemeat into a bowl, add the satsumas, apple and lemon zest. 

3. Heat oven to 220°C. Roll out the pastry to 3mm thick, use a round cutter 10cm and cut 16 bases (I did 12) and place in a muffin tin. 

4. Put 1 1/2 tablespoon of the mixture into each of the bases. Brush the edge with 1 beaten egg. Re-roll pastry to 7cm to create the lids. Place on top. Glaze with the egg and sprinkle caster sugar over the top. Cut a small whole in each of the lids. 

5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Leave to cool. Remove from the tray and dust with icing sugar.



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