Hello everyone 😀
So even though its the start of January I still class it as the Christmas holidays till tomorrow when Jess goes back- so why not share my attempts and recipe of the festive mince pie!
So I have never made pastry before- shock! I have grown up knowing how to bake cakes and biccys- but i was never shown how to make pies of sort.
So my 1st attempt I didnt use enough flour so it ended up looking like this:
But on second go the pastry turned out well (like shortbread and knead very quickly) and was actually pleased that it looked like a mince pie and tasted crumbly delicious!
So here is the recipe I used (this is from the goodfoods site) adapted by using gluten free flour
350g Gluten Free Plain Flour
Icing sugar to dust
1- Make the pastry by rubbing butter, flour and sugar together
2- Roll into a ball and use a size of your palm take it and press down into the tin
3- Spoon a tablespoon of mincemeat into each pie
4- Take a smaller amount of the pastry and pat it between your hands to make the lid
5- Place on top and brush a beaten egg onto it
6- Bake for 20 mins at 180
They will keep for 3 days in a container 🙂
The only problem was getting them out the muffin tins- I used a pallet knife to wedge them out- next time will use a case!
Now I can bake them it will be an all year round bake instead of just for Christmas 🙂