Another foodie post from yours truly. Today I decided to be traditional and work up a sweat in the kitchen, making a very christmasy treat. Mince pies.
Some were great, some were okay and some had me saying, “well at least I tried.”
To make these festive cakes I used a shop bought jar of mincemeat, because who has time for that?! and made my own pastry by combining 225g of butter, 100g of brown sugar and 350g of flour and then kneading and rolling out. Simple. Kind of.
Taking 2 glasses with different circumfances, I then cut out 12 circles of each size. Placing the larger disks into the cup cake tin, followed by a teaspoon of mincemeat and ending with the smaller disks on top to seal. I then coated these with an egg wash and placed in the oven at gas mark 5 for 20minutes.
When they were done, they looked great. My house has never smelt so festive.
That’s when problems started. Some came out the way I’d hoped, some were slightly crumbly but still edible but some well some couldn’t be saved. Or so I though…
Here’s a picture of the not so bad Ones….
So what can you possibly do with the mince pies that failed at life?!
Turn them into a warm mince pie milk as an alternative to cocoa or a mince pie milkshake! Both are hands down incredibly yummy.
- 2 mince pies
- 1 cup of vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 cup of milk
Once blended you can then pour into a glass of your choice.. & there you have a mince pie milkshake 👌
Warm mincepie milk method?
Copy steps of milkshake… take mixture to pan and boil on low heat. Add 1/2 a cup more milk to thin and heat until mixture reaches your preferred temperature.
Do you guys have any non traditional festive recipes? What are your thoughts on mince pies? Let me know in the comments below.
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Lots of christmasy love,