Susie’s Favourite Recipes

Mince Pies - Susie’s Favourite Recipes
Mince Pies

225 g (8 oz) **Self-raising Flour
25 g (1 oz) Sugar
100 g (4 oz) Margarine
30 ml (2 tbsp) Cold Water
Sweet Mince Meat
Patty Tin

**Please note you can use plain flour but self-raising gives the pastry a softer more crumblier texture.

* Preheat oven to 230 C, 450 F and Gas Mark 8.

* Put the flour and sugar into the basin and add the margarine.

* Lightly rub in the margarine using your fingertips.
Lift the mixture up as you rub the mixture together.
This allows the air in and helps to have a lighter pastry.

* Using a knife, add a little water at a time, stir the mixture until you have a nice stiff consistency.

* Kneed the mixture in the bowl until it becomes one piece of dough.

* Turn onto a floured board or work surface and roll out to the thickness you prefer.

* Cut out 12 larger and 12 smaller circles, re-rolling the pastry as needed.
You may wish to cut out star shapes instead of circles for the tops.

* Place the larger ones into the patty tin.

* Place a spoonful of sweet mince meat into each one.

* Brush the edges with a little milk using a pastry brush.

* Place the smaller circles or star shapes on the top pressing down gently.
Make a small hole in the centre of each one (not needed for the star shapes).

* Brush lightly with the milk and sprinkle a little bit of sugar on each.

* Place into the oven and cook for about 15 – 20 minutes until golden brown.

* To serve you may wish to lightly sprinkle with icing sugar.

* Enjoy!


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