Sunday, 29 December 2013

Homemade Mince Pies

Over the Christmas Holiday me and my mum decided to make mince pies for her to take into work for the baking competition. It was the first time we had ever made them and I think they turned out ok, they may not look professional but they tasted good and that's all that really matters! The pastry was a lot harder than we thought as you have to get it really thin and it kept getting stuck to the rolling pin. We also used a tree cutter to put on a few of them to make minced tarts which were also lovely.

What we did -

To make the pastry :
16oz self raising flour
8oz fat (4 of margarine, 4 of lard)
A little bit of egg and water
Mix all in a bowl
Roll out the pastry and use a glass to cut round circles for bottoms and lids.

A jar of mince meat (spoon a little into each pie)
Brush the top of the pies with egg before you put them in the oven.
Put in a preheated fan oven on 200 and just keep an eye on it until it looks golden.
Remember to leave them on a wire rack to cool down.

Hope you all had a great Christmas spending it with your loved ones.

Till next time

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