Recipe of the week
Marvellous Mince Pies
What to do:
Mix together the flour and the butter with your hand so it looks like sand. Next add the water and squeeze together until you have a ball of dough.
Tip your ball of dough onto a lightly floured mat and then roll out the pastry until it is nice and thin (about the same thickness of a pound coin). Cut out your circles and push them into the cases.
Spoon your filling into the pastry cases, about 1 teaspoon is enough. Don’t overfill them. With the rest of the dough cut out some smaller shapes and place on top to cover your filling.
Put in a pre-heated oven, 180’C fan, 200’C for approximately 15-20 minutes.
Top tip – these are delicious served with fresh apple, milk and a perfect treat to make for Santa Clause
Merry Christmas to everyone.
What will you need (makes about 6 small pies)
•75g plain flour
•15g sugar (optional)
•1-2 tablespoons of water
•6 teaspoons of mincemeat or your own favourite filling.