Today I stood in a shop looking longingly at the gluten free mince pies, but when I looked at the ingredients Sugar was top of the list. I decided they weren’t for me, and spent the drive home in the car inventing my own.
This was the result
short crust pastry-
200g gluten free plain flour
1tsp isabel’s baking fix
100g unsalted butter
ice cold water
5 Medjool dates
2 eating apples
50g mixed nuts I used pecan almond and brazil
You may like to add mixed peel, cranberries, brandy etc Have fun inventing your own mincemeat .
pre heat oven 200c 15-20mins
Make the shortcrust pastry
rub cubed butter into flour to resemble breadcrumbs
add a little cold water to form a ball using hands
cover in film and put in fridge for 1hr
using a food processor chop nuts, dates and the peeled and chopped apples
add allspice and cinnamon. You could add a little orange juice if you wanted the mixture less dry,
then mix all together with raisins.
roll chilled pastry between two pieces of cling film
using a large circle cutter, cut out 10 or more circles and place carefully in
greased muffin tray
spoon mixture into pies
cut little stars using remaining pastry to sit on top of the mince pies
put in the pre heated oven for between 15-20mins
cool on wire rack, then devour with a big dollop of extra thick double cream.
Just delicious! who needs to add sugar