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Christmas isn’t Christmas without mince pies – these are made with delicious fruity mincemeat which I know can be difficult to find in the US but do try your store with an international food section. In the past we have made mince pie’s the really easy way with store bought shortcrust pastry – and although they did taste amazing there is something special about making your own pastry – but if you’ve ever tried to make it yourself you will know how temperamental it can be. This recipe which I found scribbled on a piece of paper in my cookbook in my grandmothers writing is a no roll, no fail buttery flakey pastry that is so easy to make with kids and it can be kneaded as much as they want without losing anything.
Ingredients for No-Roll EASY Kid Friendly Pastry
225g Unsalted Butter
350g Plain Flour (all purpose)
100g Granulated Sugar
Mincemeat – Available from Amazon.com Robertson’s Classic Mincemeat 14.49oz (411g)
Icing Sugar for Dusting (Confectionary Sugar)
Making No-Roll EASY Kid Friendly Pastry Mince Pies
Start by rubbing the butter into the flour to a breadcrumb consistency.
Then add the sugar
Continue working the dough until it forms together. DO NOT add liquid it will mix together and form a dough.
Pre-heat the oven to 200C/180C for a fan assisted oven
Split the dough into 2 and then take a walnut sized section
In your hand roll into a ball and place in a Mince Pie Tray.
Using fingers press out the ball to form the base of the mince pie.
Fill around a teaspoon of mincemeat into each pie case.
Split the remaining pastry into 12 and roll into a ball.
Flatten it into a ball in your hands to make a lid and attach to the top pressing to seal it down.
IF YOU WANT YOU CAN NOW FREEZE THE PIES FOR UP TO 1 MONTH
Bake in the oven for 18 – 20 minutes they should be golden.
Remove and leave to cool for 5 minutes then take out and cool on a wire rack.
Lightly dust with icing sugar and ENJOY
- 225g Unsalted Butter
- 350g Plain Flour (all purpose)
- 100g Granulated Sugar
- Mincemeat - Available from Amazon.com Robertson's Classic Mincemeat 14.49oz (411g)
- Icing Sugar for Dusting (Confectionary Sugar)
- Start by rubbing the butter into the flour to a breadcrumb consistency.
- Then add the sugar
- Continue working the dough until it forms together. DO NOT add liquid it will mix together and form a dough.
- Pre-heat the oven to 200C/180C for a fan assisted oven
- Split the dough into 2 and then take a walnut sized section
- In your hand roll into a ball and place in a Mince Pie Tray.
- Using fingers press out the ball to form the base of the mince pie.
- Fill around a teaspoon of mincemeat into each pie case.
- Split the remaining pastry into 12 and roll into a ball.
- Flatten it into a ball in your hands to make a lid and attach to the top pressing to seal it down.
- IF YOU WANT YOU CAN NOW FREEZE THE PIES FOR UP TO 1 MONTH
- Bake in the oven for 18 - 20 minutes they should be golden.
- Remove and leave to cool for 5 minutes then take out and cool on a wire rack.
- Lightly dust with icing sugar and ENJOY
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