MincePies

Today I have been making Mincepies ready for Christmas, they are really easy to make.

Make your pastry

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I always make sure I really thoroughly coat my tins in vitalite, it ensures that the mince pies just slide out as soon as they are out of the oven.  DSCF5070

Sprinkle some flour onto your worksurface and rolling pin

Roll out the pastry to the required thickness, if you want the official line, remember to only ever roll in one direction, I am very good at this, I religiously roll all one way right until the end, when I get a bit bored and think it would be easier to do a different direction.

DSCF5071Use a round cutter the appropriate size for your tin.

Spoon mincemeat into cases, don’t put too much in each otherwise they will overspill when they are cooking

I like to add small stars to mine, but they can be left with nothing on them or any shape you fancy

DSCF5076These were cooked at 180C for around 20minutes

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