Puff Pastry Mince Pies

    puff pastry

  • Light flaky pastry, used for pie crusts, canapés, etc
  • In baking, a puff pastry is a light, flaky, unleavened pastry containing several layers of fat which is in solid state at 20°C (68°F). In raw form, puff pastry is a dough which is spread with solid fat and repeatedly folded and rolled out, and used to produce the aforementioned pastries.
  • A rich, multilayered French pastry made with butter, flour, eggs, and water. Puff pastry is made by placing chilled butter pats between layers of dough, then rolling the dough, folding it in thirds and letting it rest.
  • a light, flaky pastry that is made by repeatedly folding the rolled pastry into many layers

    mince pies

  • (mince pie) pie containing mincemeat
  • A small, round pie or tart containing sweet mincemeat, typically eaten at Christmas
  • Mince is usually ground meat but at Christmas small pies are made from rich, mixed fruit which are know as mince pies
  • Mince pies have been around for centuries although not in the form we enjoy today.  In the past mincemeat did, in fact, contain meat (beef, chicken, or fish) along with eggs but the dried fruit and spices were secondary flavors in the pie.

puff pastry mince pies

Puff Pastry Mince Pies

Puff Pastry Mince Pies
My first attempt at making puff pastry from scratch about 2 years ago resulted in these. I understand their not the most wonderful food creations, but I’m personaly still quite proud of them. (I don’t eat mince pies but apparently there wasn’t quite enough filling)

Going….going…..gone

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Puff pastry mince pies.
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