Mince Pies

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Mince Pies
« on: November 24, 2018, 10:52 »
Hi all

Quick question I知 making a batch of mince pies today can I just check that I can completely cook; cool and then freeze and then defrost and warm up.  Just like the idea of a stash in my freezer & not having to keep making them.

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Re: Mince Pies
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2018, 11:45 »
Much like any cooked pie you can certainly freeze them cooked and stack nicely with greaseproof between the layers.
Always defrosted first for a few hours, then heated them up at 150c for about 8 minutes.

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Re: Mince Pies
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2018, 13:43 »
Thanks Lettice

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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2018, 14:02 »
I also freeze mine uncooked in the pie tin, then pop them out into a polybox, when I need half a dozen I pop them frozen back into the tin they were made in(important bit...don稚 just put on a baking sheet..ask me how I know 😂, or they collapse) & bake from froze allowing extra time, freshly baked pies & only 1 lot of preparation
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Re: Mince Pies
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2018, 15:11 »
Had to stop myself from making a batch last night, although mine wouldn't be going no where near a freezer  :D Is it too soon  :unsure:
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Re: Mince Pies
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2018, 16:29 »
Had to stop myself from making a batch last night, although mine wouldn't be going no where near a freezer  :D Is it too soon  :unsure:

No definitely not, I find they池e better before Christmas to get you in the spirit, come Christmas there痴 too much other stuff, I thought I might make some tomorrow

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Re: Mince Pies
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2018, 17:25 »
I'm trying to last out at least another week  ;) I know that once I start making them - I will start eating them  :blush: It was hard work losing weight this year and don't want to put it all back on again.
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Re: Mince Pies
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2018, 21:31 »
Well I googled a recipe for almond pastry and I wasn't that happy with the result - I can't remember the recipe I used last year but the almond came through much more - does anyone have an Almond pastry recipe they could share for the next batch? 

Have to add these were still much better than shop bought but there's room for improvement : :D

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Re: Mince Pies
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2018, 09:54 »
I tend to use the almond pastry from Paul Hollywoods Frangipane mince pie recipe. (Pastry ingredients are listed separately if you don't fancy using the almond topping ;) )
If you want a really strong almond flavour you could always add a drop of almond extract.

Frangipane Mince Pies | Paul Hollywood

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Re: Mince Pies
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2018, 12:05 »
Thank MoS

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Re: Mince Pies
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2018, 17:09 »
When I make our mince pies I always add a 'blob' of marzipan into the  mincemeat (shop bought, usually Tesco's).  Gives a nice almond flavour.  On the list to make this weekend as we are now running out of weekends to get things done as youngest daughter has booked in for a 10 day stay mid December whilst they have their stairs removed and new ones put in.



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