Mince Pies (WIP)

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Preparation Time:  XXXXXX Minutes
Cooking Time: XXXX Hours


Mince Pies 

Preparation time : 20 minutesPots used : Fairy cake tray

Cooking time : 15 minutesMixing bowl

Makes : 24 mince piesRolling pin


10 oz.plain flour2 teasp.caster sugar

2 oz.cornflour1 egg

6 oz.butter1 lb.jar mincemeat

Sieve together the plain flour and cornflour. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the caster sugar, beaten egg and a little water, and form into a ball. Cover with clingfilm and leave to chill in the fridge for 30 minutes - this will make rolling out easier. Roll out thinly, and cut into rounds about 3 inches in diameter.

Place rounds straight into the fairy cake tray(must be non-stick), and drop a teaspoon of mincemeat in each round. brush a little water round the edges of the pastry rounds. Cover each pie with another round of dough, press lightly round the edges to make a seal, prick the top with a fork to allow the steam to escape, and bake in a hot oven for 15 minutes. When cool, sieve a little icing sugar over the top of the pies.