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Mince Pie Recipe
all love to sit in the living room with our cup of tea or coffee, with
our Christmas trees twinkling, Christmas cards all over the place and a
mince pie. I doesn’t get much more like Christmas than that. I want to
share a recipe for some festive mince pies with you so that you can get
in the same Christmas spirit as me.
This is what you’ll need
200g of flour (plain)
50g of ground almonds
140g butter (preferable cut into small chunks)
Grated rind from just 1 orange
50g of sugar (caster)
1 egg yolk
That was for the pastry, now on to the filling and decorating it......
1 egg white (and whisk it lightly)
Caster sugar or icing sugar to dust
This recipe will take you approximately 40 minutes to make, so lets get started.
1 Preheat your oven at 200C and if you have a fan oven reduce it to 190C, Mix the flour, almonds, butter, orange, and sugar into a crumbly mixture. Add the egg yolk and 1 teaspoon of water and mix until it forms a dough. You then need to wrap it in cling film (plastic wrap) and place in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
2 After 30 minutes, roll the dough out quite thin and cut out 18 circles with a cake cutter, Use these to line your cake tins. Pop a heaped teaspoon of the mincemeat into each one and then cut out 9 more circles. Cut out different Christmas and festive shapes for the other 9.
3 Cover the pies with the shapes and the circles and then brush the tops with the egg white and then use the caster sugar or icing sugar to dust your pies. Put them in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes until the look golden and crispy. Keep them in the tins for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire cooling tray until cold.
Lastly, put the kettle on and make yourself a nice hot drink and enjoy your home baked festive mince pie. Enjoy!