Friday, 24 December 2010

♥..Mince Pies..♥

Hello Everyone,First of all please let me Wish u all A MERRY CHRISTMAS,May the Joys of the season fill ur heart with goodwill and cheer,May the chimes of Christmas glory add up more shine and spread smiles across the miles today & In the New Year.Have a safe HOLIDAY.

First time I'm baking some goodies for Christmas which I never did before, after long thinking this Mince Pies is come first on my mind.Wherever I turn in shop or mall this is the first  I saw MINCE PIES I thought  why not give a try to bake rather buy at shop..and end up baked it and the result was so good in taste same  as  store bought.
 Mince Pies by BBC Food
Pastry Ingredients:
350g/12oz ~ High quality mincemeat, preferably homemade
200g/7oz ~ Plain flour, sifted
40g/1½oz ~ Golden caster sugar
75g/2¾oz ~ Ground almonds
125g/4½oz ~ Unsalted butter, diced
1 large ~ Free-range egg, beaten
♥Milk ~ To glaze
1.Lightly butter a 12-hole pie or patty tin. Tip the mincemeat into a bowl and stir so that the liquid is evenly distributed.

2.Place the flour, sugar, almonds and butter in a food processor and process briefly until resembling breadcrumbs, then slowly add the egg through the feeder tube. (Or rub the butter into the dry ingredients by hand and stir in the egg.)

3.Bring the mixture together with your hands, wrap in clingfilm and chill for an hour or so. Thinly roll out the pastry on a floured surface. Cut out 12 circles with a fluted pastry cutter, large enough to fill the base of the prepared tin. Press gently into each hole, then fill with the mincemeat.

4.Cut out another 12 2" star using star cutter and put a star on top of each pie, then brush lightly with milk. Chill for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

5.Bake the pies for 20 minutes until golden brown.Remove to a wire rack and dust with icing sugar before serving.

Mincemeat by BBC Food
Ingredients: See note.
♥225g/8oz ~ Vegetarian suet
♥225g/8oz ~ Bramley apples, peeled, cored and chopped
♥125g/4oz ~ Candied peel, chopped
♥225g/8oz ~ Sultanas
♥225g/8oz ~ Raisins
♥225g/8oz ~ Currants
♥175g/6oz ~ Demerara sugar
♥1 tsp ~ Mixed spice♥1 Orange ~ zest and juice
♥60ml/2fl oz BrandyPreparation method:
1.Mix all the ingredients together.

2.Pack into sterilised jars and seal.

3.Store in a cool dark place until you want to use it.
NOTE: I halved the recipe and still have some left in pantry which I'm going to bake another batch of this mince pies today to bring along for tomorrow for the Christmas party at my cousin house.



♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Wow gorgeous pies dear!!! ;)

Abt the mutton curry...yes dear, am using Baba's. :D

kavitha said...

Thanks sis:)
My guess is not wrong even Im using Babas spice powder n love the gorgeous colour a lot hehehe;)

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