Sunday, 7 December 2008

Mince Pies

Homemade Mince PiesI spent this morning making beads and this afternoon baking mince pies. These are homemade all-butter shortcrust pastry filled with mincemeat, almonds, cherries and a slosh of Jack Daniel's for added Christmassy naughtiness!

5 Comments

Tina said...

These look so good, I bet they taste even better than they look. Must get that reciepe from you. Love the beads also.xx

BeadyPool said...

Yum yum and that's from the girly who doesn't like mincemeat :)

Laura said...

Thank you, Tina. I must say, they do taste pretty good. They'd be better with a blob of brandy butter, though. Must get some .....

Veryan - you don't like mince pies? Actually, nor does my Dad so I get to eat this lot. I made him jam tarts instead!

lori g said...

What IS mincemeat anyway?

Laura said...

Lori - mincemeat is a rich, fruity mixture of sultanas, currants, raisins, apples, spices, suet and normally a bit of alcohol. Yum!

Originally mincemeat used to contain actual meat, hence the name, but now it normally just consists of fruity loveliness!