Christmas isn’t Christmas without mince pies. Flaky buttery sweet pastry encasing rich mincemeat full to the brim with rich decadent fuits and that lovely sticky sauce. If you’re lucky it will also have a little alcohol, brandy for example, mixed in as well.
My Grandmother was a tremendous sweet pastry cook. He pastry was to die for. A quite simple yet gorgeous tasting rough puff pastry recipe. A recipe I use from her hand written recipe book dating back to the 1930’s.
In our house from about now there at least 1 batch (24) mince pies cooked every week. Just like my Gran, I get lots of visitors this time of year popping in for a cup of tea and a mince pie. Evening guests are treated to whisky flavoured mince pies and a glass of Baileys.
It really means Christmas to us!
On Friday I blogged about a Christmas Series I will be writing over the next few weeks on the run up to Christmas.
On Tuesday’s, I’ll be running a Christmas food linky. I’d love it if you can link up some of your favourite food recipes and also pop over to other participants blogs to take a look at what they love to eat at Christmas. Posts can be from this year or Christmas pasts.
Feel free to share your posts on Twitter with the hashtags #Us3Xmas and I’ll retweet your recipe.