Blogmas Day 13 : Mince Pies
Mince Pies are a Christmas Classic and although shop bough ones taste delicious, you should definitely try this recipe to make your own this Christmas. Enjoy -xx!
Ingredients ( Makes 12 ):
60g of Cold Butter
340g of Plain Flour
110g of Cold Vegetable Fat
350g of Mincemeat
A splash of Full-fat Milk
Icing Sugar to dust
Preheat your oven to 200C/400 FAN/Gas Mark 6. Lightly grease a 12 hole cupcake tin.
Mix the flour, fat and butter between your fingers until crumbly. Add 6 tablespoons of water and combine to make a ball of pastry.
Roll out on a floured surface to a thickness of 3-4mm. Use a fluted round pastry cutter to cut 12 circles, each big enough to fit the holes in the tray.
Press the pastry down firmly in each hole and fill with a heaped tablespoon of mincemeat.
Cut out a further 12 circled to fit over the top, or use a festive cutter such as a star or Christmas tree to form a lid.
Using a pastry brush, brush the milk of the exposed pastry. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer onto a wire rack to cool. To finish, dust the pies with icing sugar!
So, I hope you all enjoyed this post, and I will see you all very, very soon,
If you recreate this recipe please post a picture on instagram and tag me @louloves01 and use #bakingwithlouloves.