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Mince Pies

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on Wednesday, 28 November 2012
The ultimate Christmas staple, always better when they're homemade!

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Ingredients
350g plain flour
Pinch of salt
225g butter, diced
1 whole egg
1 jar of mincemeat
Dusting icing sugar

Method
  1. Heat the oven to 400°F/205°C/Gas 6
  2. Place the flour, butter and salt into a large bowl.
  3. Rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs,
  4. Add the egg to the mixture and using a knife stir, add cold water a teaspoon at a time until the mixture binds together.
  5. Choose a muffin or bun tin for the size of the pie you want.
  6. Dust a work surface lightly with a little flour and roll out two-thirds of the pastry to 1/8"/3mm thick. Cut circles to line the cups of your tin.
  7. Fill the pastry lined tins 2/3 full with mincemeat.
  8. Roll out the remaining pastry to the same thickness and cut smaller circles to fit as lids or cut out star shaped lids to be decorative.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 mins or until golden brown.
  10. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the icing sugar.
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