Recipe for Sweet Mince Pies – perfect for Christmas time or any time – with homemade apple and lemon fruit mince
3-4 cups Mixed Cake Mix
Rind of 1 Lemon
1/2 cup Castor Sugar
1tsp Mixed Spice
1/4 cup Brandy
2 cups Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
50ml Iced Water
1Tbs White Vinegar
1 Egg Yolk (brush with white).
For the Fruit Mince:
Grate lemon, peel and chop apple.
Shred suet and then mince all together.
Mix and mince again.
Add brandy and keep for at least 2 weeks before using.
Rub flour, butter and salt.
Beat water, vinegar and egg yolk.
Cut into dry mixture with a knife.
Put in plastic bag and chill.
Roll out very thinly, cut with cookie cutter and place in greased patty pan.
Add 1tsp fruit mince.
Top with star-shaped pastry lids.
Brush with egg white
Bake at 220 for 10 – 15 minutes.
Sprinkle with castor sugar.
By: Janet Emanuel