Im going to Mince pie mountain.....

Friday, 4 December 2009

Its that time of year again when I have to make mountains of mince pies, shortbread, cheesy caraway sables...... I love it!! I made my first batch of crispy delicious mince pies today.... 4 and a half dozen to be precise! They will last about 3 days in my house, if I am lucky!

The kitchen table was scubbed nice and early ready for the onslought of flour and rolling pin...

Such old tins. None of my tins are shiny, but they can almost make mince pies, rock buns and tarts by themselves, theyve made so many in the past 20 years.

This is a standard sweet shortcrust  pastry but look at all the feathery layers that have opened up as they have cooked..... crumbly crispy pastry heaven!

Go on, make a few trays and when they are cooked, fresh from the oven, make a nice pot of tea and find your favourite bone china cup and saucer.... set the tea tray, fill up the little milk jug and sit and go to mince pie heaven.

Must dash xxxx the kettles just boiled!


  1. Yum Meeee!
    Thanks for the inspiration from the last post Ren, I did write a comment there but I think I pressed the wrong button and it disappeared! Just to tell you I've done a post today about my cardigans :)x

  2. Yummy scrum! What's your pastry secret? Mine always seems to turn out like cake mixture.

  3. Those look mouthwatering, please share your recipe.

  4. Awww Ren- you're killin' me - they look sooo good and my tins are all dark too...I wondered if it was just me?

    Have an awesome pre-Christmas!! A. xx

  5. Wow, they look decidedly yummy! I'm with the few others here in asking for the recipe as well! There are so few mince pies being made in America..I think we are missing out on this tradition!

  6. I've never had one but they look sooo good!

  7. Amazing as always