Blogmas day 19 | mince pie recipe

Tis the season of good will and of course mince pies! I love sitting with the tree lights on, a festive film on, sipping on a hot chocolate and tucking into a mince pie. Why not have ago at makeing your own this year with this simple yet delisious. 

Ingredients | 

-275g plain flour
-40g caster sugar 
-1 orange, zested
-1 tsp salt
-140g cold butter
-2 egg yolks + 1 egg
-411g mincemeat

Lets do this! 

1- Place the flour, sugar, orange, salt and butter into a bowl and rub together untill it resembles bread crumbs.

2- Mix the two egg yolks and 2 tbsp of water together and mix into the flour mixture untill it all comes together.

3- Place the mixture onto a floured surface, form into a ball, wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 10 minuites.

4- Pre-heat the oven to 190oc and roll out your pastry onto a floured surface.

5- Cut out 24 circles to fit your cake tin, you can change the shop of the lids if you wish, I changed mine to stars.

6- Grease your tin and add a circle of pastry to each hole.

7- Add a teaspoon of mincemeat to each one but don't overflow. Dampen all the edges with a little water and place the left over pastery circles on top.

8- Pinch the edges together to seal the pies and put a small hole in the top of each one. Brush with egg yolk and bake for 20 minuites untill golden.

9- Leave to cool completely dust with icing sugar and serve! 

Have you ever made mince pies before? 


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