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give me your best mince pie recipe, i always try making a fresh batch each year and they always fail. any tips ?

HollyDolly22
2 months ago
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PinkFlamingo
PinkFlamingo2 months ago

I would take a walk to Waitrose get the luxury range, buy a bottle of gin and put your feet up !!

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HollyDolly22
HollyDolly22
Original Poster
1 month ago

haha i like the asda extra special range, my kids always try telling me they have to be homemade so i attempt them but they aren't nice. maybe i should blag them this year lol

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Pjran
Pjran1 month ago

HollyDolly22 my pastry is always hard. I cheat and buy the jusrol prepackaged pastry then buy some mincemeat and add some chopped cherries and a little sherry just a teaspoon and pour yourself one while you supervise the children making them.

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Uniqueone
Uniqueone1 month ago

Same here you can’t go wrong with the quality of Waitrose, for Me it’s not always about the cost it’s about the quality of the food for your money.

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stevea808
stevea8081 month ago

I will nip to Tesco and buy their finest mince pie's, they taste lovely and probably much cheaper than making them myself.

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iamleo
iamleo1 month ago

I've never made them - I prefer buying them because it's easier. πŸ˜‚

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

This is a small part of my mince pie bake that I do every year for friends and relatives. Thought I would get away with it this year but still have half dozen requests. I make normal, frangipane, crumble and Viennese

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE1 month ago

Wow ... those almondy ones look truly delicious!!!!! I'm not a great baker but do like having a go so am making my own this week sometime.

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

BORDERJOE thanks for the compliment πŸ€—

Nearly all my friends want the frangipane ones and tbh they are easier to do as you just bung a dollop on top of the mince, sprinkle the almonds and bake. No lids, brushing and sprinkling required.

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE1 month ago

Lynibis Thanks for that ...I wondered about them being easier ...am off to look up 'frangipane' next ...once again LD is helping me discover....😊

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

BORDERJOE lol it is the filling you get in a Bakewell tart. Made with ground almonds, butter, caster sugar and eggs with almond essence to taste. when cooked you are meant to glaze the top with melted apricot jam but I don't keep jam in the house so I don't bother!

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE1 month ago

Lynibis Thanks once more!!! Bakewell tart is my favourite when we go out but have never made one.... I didn't get to Google frangipane as I was sidetracked so thanks for this x

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

The only tips I could give would be to use more butter than usual. pastry is usually half butter to flour but I use a 9oz block to 16oz flour, the pastry will have a slightly greasy feel to it but will make a lovely 'short' crumbly pastry when cooked.

Make sure you use right size cutters so lid can fit and seal after using your finger to moisten round edge of lid with water before pressing firmly but gently onto filled case, don't overfill.

Brush each pie with milk or beaten egg, sprinkle with sugar (I use demerara or golden caster) and don't forget to poke with a fork to make holes for steam to escape.

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hrdaniels1980
hrdaniels19801 month ago

My recipe that everyone loves so have to make about 9 dozen.

1lb plain flour

10 oz butter

4 oz sugar

4 egg yolks

Grated zest 1 orange, 1 lemon & 1 lime

Pinch of salt

Water to bind

This makes 3 dozen with lids

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dawarwick
dawarwick1 month ago

Mince beef, onions, carrots, garlic, Worcester sauce, few mixed herbs and a shortcrust top and bottom πŸ₯§ mmmmmm πŸ˜‹

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Gems
Gems1 month ago

Buy pastry

I grate lemon zest and add cranberry sauce πŸ˜‹

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