So, it’s about 1.34 am on christmas day.. and we have have had a lovely xmas eve party during which I had drank so many cocktails.. that when it got to midnight and everyone was wishing each other happy christmas… I said “HAPPY NEW YEAR”.. ultimate fail. There was also some very hilarious yet very ill informed karaoke. Love it.
I hope you are all have a lovely christmas and I wanted to include this recipe for people who are as last minute as me. All you need is some mince meat and then flour, butter, sugar, an orange and a dash of milk for the pastry and it will taste like a dream. If you want it to be all crumbly and flaky and melty ( pastry wise), make sure you keep the pastry cold and don’t handle it much. The more the butter in the pastry melts… the less delicious and crumbly is!
Once you have made your pastry leave it in the fridge for an hour or over night and you can roll it out afterwards quickly to maintain the deliciousness!
Easy Mince pie recipe:
225g cold butter, diced
350g plain flour
100g golden caster sugar
1 small orange (zest and juice)
1 small egg
icing sugar, to dust
- Rub the butter into the flour and then mix inthe sugar and a pinch of salt. Then add in the juice and 1 tsp zest from the orange. Combine the pastry into a ball and knead it briefly. The dough will be fairly firm, like shortbread dough. You can use the dough immediately, or chill for later.
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celcius. Line a cupcake tin, by pressing small walnut-sized balls of pastry into each hole. Spoon mincemeat into the pies.
- Use a snowflake shapes cutter to cut out pieces of pastry and place over the top of the pies.
- Glaze with some egg yolk using a pastry brush. Bake for about 20 minutes and then eat with lots of other christmas fooooods!
ENjoy! Merry christmas and I hope you enjoy these easy mince pies!