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Sunday Supper Club – Homemade Mince Pies

14/12/2013 | 0

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One of the best things about Christmas is of course the fabulous festive food that we all know and love (and overindulge with!). If mince pies are your treat of choice, you’ll know that you can really taste the difference when they’re homemade.

Take a little break from your Christmas shopping and fill your home with the salivating smell of festive homemade mince pies.

 

Rachel’s Kitchen:

With December well underway it’s time to get started on the Christmas cooking. Nothing beats a homemade mince pie fresh from the oven, so here is our favourite recipe.

 

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(Almost totally) Homemade Mince Pies

Makes around 20

 

Ingredients

  • 250g plain flour
  • 200g unsalted butter, cut into small pieces and at room temperature
  • 100g icing sugar, sifted
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 jars of the best mincemeat you can get
  • Muffin tins

 

Method

  • For the pastry, blend the flour, butter, sugar and salt together (preferably in a food processor) until the butter is the consistency of sand. Add the egg yolks and pulse in the food processor until the mixture comes together. Tip the pastry out onto a work surface and then wrap it in cling film and store in the fridge for a minimum of 20 minutes, and at the most for a week.
  • Preheat the oven to 180C. Knead the pastry a few times, and then roll on a well-floured work surface to 3mm thickness. Cut circles out that are slightly wider than a muffin tin hole, and then ease each one gently into the tin. Cut star shapes for the top of your mince pies out of the remaining pastry.
  • Fill each pastry case with a spoon of mincemeat, then place a star on top and press the edges gently to attach the star to the pastry case.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until the pastry is light golden brown. Sprinkle with sugar and return to the oven to glaze for 1 minute, or simply dust with icing sugar.
  • Leave to cool slightly on a wire rack and then serve warm with some mulled wine.

 

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Want to learn how to make more delicious food? Sign up to Rachel’s classes, or for all you brides-to-be book the ultimate hen party experience with Rachel’s Kitchen as a tasty activity for you and your hens to enjoy.

 

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