One season ahead

Today I decided that I would bake mince pies.  I’m always one season ahead at least. 

I usually use ready rolled puff pastry for my mince pies however with no puff pastry in the house I decided to make my own regular pastry. 
Into a bowl I added:
2 cups self raising flour
6 tablespoons sugar
A pinch of salt
½ cup of Margarine/Butter
I rubbed the ingredients together until they formed bread crumbs. 
I then added:
1 egg
This helped to bind the ingredients together. 

I then chilled the pastry for 30 minutes before rolling it out onto a floured surface. 

I used my two Pampered Chef mini baking tin to make my mince pies I also made 8 jam tarts as my sister was visiting and I know she prefers jam. 

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Whilst the oven was on I also cooked my pasta bake for dinner which I made using a home made tomato sauce. 

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The mince pies turned out well however I still do prefer puff pastry.

The only thing I regret as I write my blog is that I didn’t listen to any Christmas carols as I baked. 

Happy Wednesday Friends!  

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About The Life of a Housewife

Abigail is married to a wonderful man. They have a very fabulous Mini Dachshund her name is Tinkerbell and now a very beautiful son. Abigail's absolute favourite time of the year is Christmas it has been since she was a little girl. Abigail' enjoys being creative, enjoy cooking, making and especially fond of organization.

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