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spiced hazelnut mince pies

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Serves 1 - 18 Pies

a rich pastry - melts in the mouth. Something very special for mince pies

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  • 225g plain flour
  • 75g ground hazelnuts (roasted)
  • 80g icing sugar
  • 2tsp mixed spice
  • 185g cold butter chopped coarsely
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2tsp iced water
  • 375g mincemeat
  • 1 beaten egg


    1. Blend flour, ground hazelnuts, sugar, spice and butter in a food processor until crumbly. Whilst motor still running add egg yolk and enough water to make ingredients come together.
    2. Turn dough on to floured surface, knead gently till smooth and then wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
    3. Pre heat oven 220C and grease patty tins.
    4. Roll out half pastry between sheets of greaseproof paper until 5 mm thick. Cut out 18 rounds to fit tin and then fill with mincemeat.
    5. Roll out other half and make lids for the mince pies. Brush with beaten egg and bake for about 25 minutes and then stand for a further 10 minutes. Dust with icing sugar

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