How to make mince pies
Making mince pies is much easier than you think and very rewarding. The rich, sweet aroma of dried fruit, fragrant mixed spices, nuts and a hint of booze drifting through your home might be the ultimate festive fragrance.
If you’re really getting into the spirit, why not make your own mincemeat from scratch? It makes a thoughtful homemade Christmas gift when presented in a pretty jar.
For a comforting treat, serve warm with a dollop of brandy cream, rum butter, custard or simply as is. And for the ultimate indulgence don’t forget a glass of your favourite cheeky tipple like port or mulled wine