ANTW Advent Calendar, Day 16 : Mince PiesPosted: December 16, 2011
The perfect treat to end the Christmas shopping or a bit of fuel to get you through the last weekend, there’s nothing better than a mince pie. They are ridiculously easy to make and even better when made with all butter puff pastry.
So here’s how I do mine :
Pack of Jus Roll All Butter Puff Pastry
Ready made mince meat – there are all kinds out there and they pretty much taste as good as the next one.
Beaten egg for brushing
Little bit of golden caster sugar for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 180
Roll out your puff pastry – half a block will make about 12 mince pies depending on how thinly you roll.
Cut 12 circles and 12 christmas trees – or you can have stars or whatever you fancy.
Fit the circles in to the cup cake baking tray and spoon in about half a teaspoon of mince meat. This bit is up to how much you like mince meat, I don’t like too much in one mouthful. Put the tree shape on top and tuck in the corners. Brush each one with a bit of egg and sprinkle with a very little sugar.
Put in the oven for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
The tops puff up all over the place but will settle down a bit when you take them out of the oven
Serve with whatever you like, whenever you like.