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Wood Fired Mince Pies

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Wood fired ovens are amazing- we all know that- but particularly special at all things pastry! Make the most of the festive season with these super easy and delicious mince pies.

Ingredients

For the pastry

  • 375g Plain Flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 250g Unsalted butter, diced
  • 125g Castor Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • Splash of cold water to bind

Ingredients
For the pastry

  • 375g Plain Flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 250g Unsalted butter, diced
  • 125g Castor Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • Splash of cold water to bind

For the filling

  • 600g Mince Meat
  • 2 Apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 2 Satsumas, peeled and segmented
  • 1tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1tbsp Stem Ginger Syrup (Optional)
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1tbsp Icing Sugar

Method
For this recipe you will need to firstly make your pastry. To do this, put the flour and butter in a bowl, and rub together with your fingertips until you have a breadcrumb consistency. Add in the sugar and mix to combine, then add the egg and using a fork, bring together to form a dough. Pour in a splash of water to bring it all together if required. Next, cling film the pastry and pop it in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

Whilst you are waiting for your pastry to chill, you can fire up your wood fire oven to its optimum temperature. You will then need to leave it to cool slightly, maintaining the temperature at around 200-220°c.

To make your filling, simply combine all the ingredients together in a bowl and set to one side.

Now it’s time for the fun part- assembling your mince pies! To start with, roll out the pastry to around 3mm thick and using a 10cm cutter, cut out 15 circles, and put them in the sections in a greased muffin tray.

Fill the pastry with mincemeat filling, and cut out slightly smaller lids with the remaining pastry. Pop the lids on top securing the edges with your fingers. Brush the top of the mince pies with the egg yolk and bake in your wood fired oven for 18-20 minutes. There’s no better festive treat!

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