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Monday, 3 December 2012
Sweet mince pies
My first mince pies of the year. I made pastry following the same recipe as the Tarte au citron pastry (see previous entry). It's just so easy in the food processor. I used the top of a glass to cut out the pastry and put a heaped teaspoon of mincemeat in each pie, in a greased bun tin. Cooked in the oven for approx 15 minutes at 200ºC, the pastry was light and short, and melted in the mouth. Once removed from the oven I left them in the baking tray for a few minutes, they then transferred easily, without breaking to a wire cooling tray. Once cold I dusted them with icing sugar. I made about 20 from the pastry recipe.