Sunday, 25 November 2012

Mince Pies

Week 48, Bake 48. 

We only have two weeks left at school (I love working in a private school). And so I have started my Christmas bakes early so my colleagues can appreciate them too! This week I have baked mince pies with homemade mincemeat and it is magic! So here is the recipe for the mincemeat:

Makes approximately 22

  • 500g of plain flour
  • 300g of unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • a good few pinches of caster sugar
  • 2 eggs (for the pastry)
  • milk
  • butter to grease the pan
  • mincemeat
  • an egg to glaze
  1. In a large bowl mix the flour, butter, salt, sugar and eggs together by scrunching them with your hands. 
  2. Add in enough milk to bring the mixture into a ball. 
  3. Cover with cling film and pop in the fridge for 30 minutes. 
  4. Pre-heat the oven to 180c. 
  5. Now divide the ball into manageable chunks to work on whilst the rest will sit in the fridge until needed. 
  6. Grease a muffin pan with butter. 
  7. Roll out the pastry and using a 10cm cutter and a 7cm cutter, cut out the base and top. 
  8. Place the base in the muffin pan and fill with the mincemeat. Fold in the edges of the base and using the beaten egg glue the top to the base. 
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden. 
  10. Eat slightly warm. Yum!

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