The BEST Mince Pies…

I’ve currently had only 2 mince pies this year, but I sure don’t think this makes me any less of a master in the mince pie field. I do love a good homemade mince pie and always have!

This weekend just gone I went home for a mini christmas with my family (I’m spending xmas day in London with my boyfriend this year), and had a christmas lunch with my closest family before everyone came round in the evening for snacks and drinks.

My granddad and his partner brought a homemade sausage roll and some mince pies. I couldn’t quite manage a mince pie after our feast at lunch but I made sure I packed one to bring back to London.

This lunchtime I warmed it up (ok, in the microwave so definitely not as good, but I couldn’t wait until I got home to use the oven) and indulged.

It was insanely good. It had been baked with marzipan in too – Have you ever had one like this? It was sweet and went so well together – the marzipan wasn’t too over whelming either, just the right amount. I can’t believe I’d never had one like this before!

Unfortunately I was too hungry and excited to think about pre-cooking photography…sorry! But look at it when cooked…

mince pie

mince pie

mince pie

I think this could be one of the best mince pies. Loved it so much I had to share!

If you’re making homemade mince pies this year I would recommend this little sneaky addition, courtesy of my granddad and his partner, to impress your guests!

I hope you enjoy as much as me!

Chloe xx

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. suz50
    February 8, 2015 / 9:41 pm

    Are the actually ecles (sp?) cakes? I think that’s what we have in Canada or mince meat tarts. We used to have Marks and Spencer here, but they closed long ago, really miss that store.

    • February 17, 2015 / 9:56 pm

      Yeah mincemeat tarts, although these had marzipan in too! 🙂 oh no, m&s is good! Is that the only place they sold them?

      • suz50
        February 24, 2015 / 6:10 pm

        Yes, and a few bakeries in the city do, not as good as M&S.

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