Saturday 15 December 2012

Mince pies

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the pastry on a mince pie is a mere formality, a politeness, to stop you eating the mincemeat out of the jar with a spoon. At least, it is in my house. I like my mince pies with a thin pastry and a lot of innards. I also make the same mistake every year and use a too-small pastry cutter for the first batch of mince pies. Seeing as I like a generous filling, this is often the result:

Even so, there are always a few that turn out nicely:

These are the ones that go in the tin, to be offered to visitors, or to be scoffed by me when all the oozy ones have gone, whichever comes first.


  1. This really made me laugh, i too do the same with my mince pies, but what you said about the pastry stopping you from eating the mince out the jar... well thats so funny !! thank you for the festive laugh, great post ! enjoy your mince pies...I am guessing there are none left..... I put some of mine in the freezer, you know to pull out when friends come and look good, you know...but no.. there are none left because i have been nibbling them .... frozen, yes frozen and they were so nice !! Merry Christmas x

    1. Frozen mince pies? Like a sort of Christmas ice lolly? Oh I can see the appeal. You may have spotted a gap in the market there...