Menus >Celebrations >Christmas

 
 

Easy Christmas Breakfast

 
To kick off the Christmas festivities, fill up on these delectable recipes.
 

Christmas mince pies

Have a merry Christmas while indulging in a traditional mince pie.
 

Recipe from: 12/1/2002 12:00:00 AM
Preparation time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 mins
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 350
    g
    cake or all-purpose flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 125
    g
    castor sugar
  • 175
    g
    butter, cut into cubes
  • 6
    egg yolks, beaten
  • 250
    ml
    good-quality fruit mincemeat
  • 1
    apple, peeled and grated
  • 1
    each orange and lemon, grated rind
  • splash of brandy or rum
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Place the flour, salt and sugar in a bowl.
Add the butter and work it in, using your fingertips.
Mix in the egg yolks briefly, just until the dough holds together.
Knead into a ball and leave to rest for 30 minutes.
Roll out the pastry on a floured surface.
Cut out rounds, using a 5 cm diameter cookie cutter, and stamp out small star shapes from the leftover pastry.
Press the pastry rounds into the hollows of tartlet tins.
Mix mincemeat, apple, rind and brandy or rum.
Drop 5 ml filling into each pastry case and top with a star shape.
Bake at 190 °C for about 15 minutes, or until the pastry is golden.
Cool on wire racks.
Tips
Serve warm, with a dollop of brandy butter or a dusting of icing sugar.
Make the pies in advance and freeze them.
When grating citrus peel or ginger, cover the side of the grater with cling film and grate over it. It's easier to lift off and you'll have a clean grater.
 

Read more on: bake  |  fruit
 

 
 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Tip of the day

 
Smelly microwave?
Remove cooking smells from your microwave oven by simply slicing a cucumber, spreading it out on a plate and cooking it in the oven at 100% for five minutes.
 

Find a recipe

 
 
 

Inside Food24

 
 
 
 
 
/Food

Instagram: @Food24_sa

 
 
 

Restaurants

 
Molten Toffee in Cape Town

A trendy and hip coffee and juice bar bringing together coffee, people and music.

 

Find a restaurant

 
 
 

Jobs - Find your dream job

Insurance Sales Consultant

East Rand
New East Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd
R10 000 - R28 000 Per Month

Sales

East Rand
New East Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd
R10 000 - R28 000 Per Month

Uitstekende Posisie

Pretoria City Centre
New East Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd
R5 000 - R28 000 Per Month

Property - Find a new home

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown.Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Dolce Gusto coffee makers

Add an edge to your kitchen collection with Dolce Gusto’s awesome range of coffee makers. Shop now!

Save up to R800 on appliances

As seen in the catalogue – get mind blowing low prices on appliances. While stocks last. Shop now!

Seen something you like in our catalogue?

Find the perfect gift and save up to R5000 – As seen on the catalogue. Hurry and shop now!

Top 20 health books for 2014

Start eating and living a healthy lifestyle using guidelines and tips from these top health cookbooks. Shop now!

Jamie Oliver homeware

Knife sets, blenders, steamers, frying pans and so much more. Shop now!
 
 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.