Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Festive Baking : Part One

Finally, I had a chance to bake!! I've been working so much lately that I haven't had a chance to do much! Luckily today I had the day off due to a visit to see my orthodontist (and quickly popped to get some baking ingredients on the way home!!)
I really wanted to make some home made mince pies for my dad, as well as a festive fruit cake! I managed to do both! Yay!
So here is my first festive recipe...


200g Plain Flour
100g Butter
1 Medium Egg

For the pastry:
Mix the butter and flour together with your hands to resemble breadcrumbs. Then add the egg to slowly bring the mixture together.
Cool in the fridge for 30 minutes.

On a floured surface, roll out the pastry thinly. Using a pastry cutter, cut out 12 circles. 

Then cut out your tops (I chose little stars, but you can choose a smaller circle to make closed mince pies or any other shape you fancy!)

In a greased cupcake tin, place your circles and push down. Fill with mincemeat and cover with your desired tops!

Brush the tops with beaten egg and bake in the oven on 200 degrees for roughly 10-15 minutes.

Let them cool out the oven then dust with some icing sugar!!
And there you go... Perfect and simple to make mince pies!




  1. they look so yummy! I've never made mine pies before but might have to try it when I'm home for christmas :) xo

  2. I'm not at all keen on mince pies, but even I think these look really yummy :) x

  3. Thank you for your lovely comments :)
    This is my first attempt at making them all by myself! :)
    Definite try some Sophie, you can always make jam tarts instead :p
    x x x

  4. I haven't had time for proper holiday baking yet, but hopefully I will this weekend! These look incredible! :)

  5. These look amazing, I've just made some from puff pastry that look a little like eccles cakes but mine are really messy looking, yours look so neat and professional!

  6. Love the little stars on top, such a lovely idea! x

  7. These look great! I'm holding out a bit longer before having my first mince pie of the season. I hope mine turn out as well as yours! :D xx

  8. These look delicious! Your such an amazing baker! I want one :-)

  9. Aww thank you for all your lovely comments! I should definitely bake more by the looks of it!!
    x x x

  10. Im going to do these today! Ill blog about how they turn out! x


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