Jane Austen’s Advent – Day 9 — 7 Comments

  1. Thanks Maria. A bit too complicated for me as I don’t like baking (or much cooking since it’s only me)
    When my children were little I used to do a lot as mostly I prefer home baked cakes and biscuits to bought ones. I never made mince pies though as I don’t much like them. I certainly don’t like shop bought mince pies as the pastry is far too sweet so I don’t eat them at all.
    I have read that they used to contain actual meat but enjoyed seeing them actually being made.

  2. Lovely video, but I’ll leave the work to someone that enjoys baking! A lot of work goes into these little pies and there are a few ingredients that seem to turn off my taste buds to even want a taste.

  3. Having leftover fruit mince from our first batch of Christmas liquor I decided to have a go at making my own mince pies from scratch this year, albeit wthout the meat. I’m no baker but I was delighted with the way they turned out appreciated by the recipients. I might have a go at the Christmas pudding next,

  4. My mother used to make minced meat pies every Christmas and some times on Thanksgiving but it was a 9″ pie with two crusts and no meat. Lots of minced fruits from a jar labeled for pie baking.

    But now with my children grown and just the two of us and me watching my diet due to health issues I have given up desserts almost all together. Only had a sliver of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Thanks for the info on the mince pies I seem to remember small pies with groundbeef peas and carrots maybe an offshoot of these in the West Indies We do have a Christmas pudding very much like a rich fruit cake

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