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Christmas mincemeat for mince pies

Mince meat for Christmas mince pies by Delia Smith

This is my kitchen brigade. Despite their youth, they’re a skilled, enthusiastic and highly trained crew, excellent at pouring, measuring, stirring and rolling out. They’d be at home in the world’s best kitchens. They also like to listen to Iggy and the Stooges whilst cooking. This weekend, we made a batch of mincemeat for Christmas [...]

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Fish pie

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Fish pie is universally loved in our house. This version is from Jamie Oliver’s second book, The Return of the Naked Chef, back when Jamie was a cook rather than a moral crusader.  A fish pie is well suited to this time of year, when the weather can’t really decide if it’s going to be [...]

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