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    Mincemeat Bites with Five-Seed Topping

    Christmas baking made simple, with ready-rolled pastry, juicy mincemeat and a crunchy seed topping.

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 20 minutes to 25 minutes
    • Total time: 30 minutes to 35 minutes 35 minutes

    Makes: 20 rolls

    Ingredients

    • 375g pack fresh Saxby's Ready Rolled Puff Pastry
    • 300g Waitrose Cranberry and Port Mincemeat
    • 1 medium egg, lightly beaten
    • 50g Waitrose Five Seed Mix (available from the home baking section)
    • 2 tbsp icing sugar, sifted

    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Line a baking tray with baking parchment, or lightly grease.
    2. Unroll the pastry and cut in half lengthwise. Spoon half of the mincemeat in a long, thin line lengthwise down the centre of one strip of pastry. Repeat with the remaining mincemeat on the other strip of pastry.
    3. Brush a little of the beaten egg down the long edges of the pastry strips. Roll each one over to make 2 long, thin sausage-roll shapes. Use your fingertips to press and seal the edges together.
    4. Place both rolls on the prepared baking tray, cut side down, and brush each roll thoroughly with egg wash. Sprinkle over the seeds.
    5. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until the pastry is golden and puffed without the seeds turning too brown. Cool on a baking rack then dust with the icing sugar. Cut each log into 10 rolls. Serve warm or cold, with a spoonful of whipped cream.

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    Cook's tips

    The rolls can be frozen after cooking and cooling. They can also be frozen uncooked, without the seeds and egg wash. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Defrost, then bake.

    Drinks recommendation

    Wine
    These seeded mincemeat rolls are the perfect excuse to try Muscat, a superb dessert wine that's sweet and rich.

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