Saturday, 17 December 2011

Mince Pies

Today I gave in to the badgering from my son, who wanted to help make some mince pies. Now it is a truth universally acknowledged that having a five-year-old assist during baking must double the time spent making the baked goods.

But, hey that's what the school holidays are about, actually interacting a bit with the little blighters. As it happened he got bored half-way through and wandered off to chat with his Nana on the phone, having only filled about half the pies. Slack!

These pies were made with home-made pastry (mmmm buttery) and shop-bought mincemeat, as I'm not that much of a domestic goddess. I do like the little stars on top, and a brush of beaten egg before they go in the oven gives then a lovely golden shine.

I have a jar and a half of mincemeat left, but am going to hold off on making more pies until about Friday as they don't hang around long in this house...

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