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