Blogmas Day 17

 

Nothing says Christmas, like homemade Mince Pies

So I know I shared with you all a post about buying pre made mince pies. But today I wanted to share with you a recipe on how to make them!

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Ingredients:
(Makes 8)

175g plain flour ā€“ plus extra for dusting
100g chilled butter
1 medium egg yolk (no white) beaten
mincemeat
icing sugar for dusting

Set your oven at 180ā€™c to start warming it up now!

In a large bowl, rub the flour into the butter using your finger tips, till it starts to look like bread crumbs.

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Make a well in the centre and add the egg yolk and 1 tablespoon of water. Using your hands mix it and work the ingredients into a dough ball.

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Wrap the dough in Cling Film and chill in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.

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Whilst the dough is resting in the fridge, line your muffin tin with parchment paper. (this will make it easier to get out the mince pies when they are cooked.)

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On a floured surface, roll out the pastry till its not too thick but not too thin that it falls apart.

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Using a round cookie cutter press out circles of the base of your mince pie.

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And place into the muffin tin, on top of the parchment paper. Keep going till you have done eight mince pie basis.

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Then its time to fill your mince pies with mincemeat. I was lazy and brought ready made mince meat. But you could make it if you wanted to.

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Then go back to your dough and roll it out again, and cut out using a star cookie cutter, your mince pie toppers. Simply place them on top of the bases and mincemeat.

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Then its time to cook your mince pies, so put them straight into the oven for 10-15mins or until they are lightly golden.

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Once they are cooked, I would say leave to cool, but the reality of that is slim.
So if you can just leave them sitting in the muffin tin for about 3 minutes, then transfer them onto a plate too cool.

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Dust them in icing sugar.

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Now you can dive in and devour your mince pies.

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