Friday, 21 December 2012

Christmas Baking

This is NO foodie blog. Granted. But lets forget that for a moment and marvel at my efforts to pretend for a day...

Tomorrow we will host an open house for our friends, family and neighbours. We're offering mulled wine, some baked goods and bucket load of festive spirit. I have been FAR too enthusiastic with my invitations and I can only hope people bring coats and so are happy to stand in the garden...

A couple of recipes I plan to serve up are...

My Mum's recipe for mince pies;

500g Stork baking margarine (or any other butter)
1k self raising flour
3 jars of mincemeat (shop bought... like I said... this is no foodie blog)
2 beaten eggs

Crumble flour and butter into a breadcrumb like consistency with your fingers. Make a "well", pour in water, knead into a dough. Don't overwork.

Roll out to 5mm thickness. Use large circle cutter to make bases. Add a teaspoon of mincemeat. Brush egg around the edges. Cut out a smaller "lid". Place on lid. Brush top with egg. Bake at 180 celsius for 10-15 minutes.

I found this one. 
 Chief in charge of tasting...
 Did I mention I LOVE her?
 "I'm getting a hint of winter snowflakes with an undertone of blackcurrant and old boots..."

Bake. It's Christmas. Shop online (with wine) and sit in all day baking whilst you wait for deliveries.
Ni Hao Yall


  1. I love your lesson. I've pinned your recipe as I feel I may need to use it one day. Thank you for sharing and linking up to the Empowered Living hop. I hope to see you back in the new year. Till then have a great party and holiday.

  2. That pajama is uber cute...not to mention that sweet little girl inside. If I had any idea where to find mincemeat here in Costa Rica, I'd love to try making these pies. Thanks for linking up with the Mommy-Brain Mixer this week.

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  4. Love it! Super cute! Merry Christmas!


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