11 December 2016

Okay, so I admit I'm not actually the biggest fan of mince pies as theres something about sultanas I don't quite like. However this doesn't stop me from baking them making the kitchen for fill with the smell of Christmas. The below is a simple easy recipe that I used to make this years mince pies. Everyone told me how delicious they were so hopefully you will like them as well. 

                YOU WILL NEED...
250g Plain Flour 
110g Butter
8 tbsp Cold Water
1 Pinch Salt
1 Jar Mincemeat 

Preheat the oven to 175oC
Sift together the flour and salt into a bowl. Using your fingers, rub in the cold butter until you have a crumble-like mixture.  Add the water a tablespoon at a time until the mixture draws together to make a dough. Press the dough into a ball, and wrap in clingfilm to chill for 10 minutes.

Roll out onto a clean surface, dusted with flour using a rolling pin. Using a round cutter, cut out circles to fit into the muffin tin. Grease your muffin tin with butter before gently pushing the circles in. Add a teaspoon full of mincemeat into each mince pie. With the remaining dough, cut out little shapes like stars and pop onto the top of the pies. Brush over with the egg yolk. Bake for 15-20 minutes until glossy and golden brown!


  1. I love baking mince pies! It just feels so festive! I always bake them with my dad on Christmas Eve, a proper Christmas tradition!We like to put a little orange zest in the pastry! A lovely post, I'll have to try out this recipe! Lydia Eve | www.lydia-eve.blogspot.co.uk xx

    1. Ahh, thank you Lydia I love making them even though I don't like them! I might try adding orange zest sounds like it makes them extra tasty.
      Emily Clare x


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