Mince pies

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I made some mincemeat a couple of weeks ago, and the jars have been maturing in a dark corner ever since. Time to make some mince pies. Mince pies need a good shortcrust pastry, of which there are many versions. I use an Italian almond shortcrust, modified from a recipe by Alistair Little. Put 150g [...]

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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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