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Flore House Mince Pie Recipe…it really is the best, if I do say so myself!


Hello you lovely lot, you’re in for a treat as I let you in on a special mine pie recipe!

Looking for Christmas food ideas to make this holiday season? If you fancy a mince pie, try this out!


Sweet Pastry


Ingredients

225g plain flour

110g butter

80g sugar

1 large egg

Splash of milk

Method

▪ Crumb together by hand the butter and flour until they resemble breadcrumbs.

▪ Stir in the sugar.

▪ Mix in the egg and enough milk to form a soft dough.

▪ Wrap in clingfilm and put in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Cranberry Jewelled Mincemeat

Ingredients

500g mixture of raisins, currants and sultanas

140g dried apricots

85g dried cranberries

85g mixed peel

150ml brandy

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

Zest and juice of 1 orange

175g suet

100g fresh cranberries, roughly chopped

200g soft brown sugar

1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp ground nutmeg

Method

▪ Tip the dried fruits and mixed peel into a large bowl.

▪ Pour over the brandy, zests and juices, stir, cover and leave for 24 hours.

▪ Tip the mixture into a large saucepan with the remaining ingredients and stir well.

▪ Set over a medium heat, once the suet had melted turn up the heat and bubble for a few minutes.

▪ Transfer to sterilized jars.

Stollen Topping - This is what takes the mince pies to the next level, use the sweet pastry to make the tart bases, add the cranberry jewelled mince meat and then top with this stollen topping and you really do have the best mince pies EVER!

Ingredients

50g maderia cake

50g ground almonds

25g caster sugar

50g softened butter

1 egg yolk

3 tbsp candied peel

100g marzipan, finely diced

Method

▪ Wizz the cake, ground almonds, caster sugar, butter and egg in a food processor until smooth.

▪ Transfer to a bowl, stir in the candied peel and marzipan.

▪ Cover the top of all your mince pies and bake as normal in the oven.

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