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Christmas pud mince pies

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 25 minutes

Servings

Serves 12

Mince pies that look like Christmas puddings

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Ingredients

  • 225 g plain flour
  • 50 g lard
  • 50 g margarine
  • 1 teaspoon of brown food colouring powder
  • 1 medium egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon of cold water
  • 1 tablespoon of caster sugar
  • 1 jar of mincemeat
  • White ,green & red ready to roll icing

Method

  1. Mix the flour & food colouring together Chop in the fats with a knife into the flour mixture Rub in until it resembles breadcrumbs Stir in the sugar Then mix in the egg yolk & the water to form a dough

  2. Wrap in cling film and cool in fridge for 30 minutes Roll out the pastry I used a baking tray which is dome shaped like 12 half tennis balls Use a cutter slightly larger than the shape cut into 12 circles & press into each mould

  3. Fill each with mince meat and top with more pastry circles Make a small hole in each top Place in a pre heated oven 160-180 for 20 -25 minutes

  4. Leave in the tin for a few minutes Then turn out dome side up on to a cooling rack Decorate with the icing as on the picture

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