It's new year eve!! After midnight it will be 1 January 2015!! It is a whole new year and hope that everything will be a whole new start and the best of everything!!
I baked this dainty star-topped mince pie on Christmas day. I am baking this again yesterday for today after dinner snack to go with coffee. Everyone love the flaky pie crust and not overly sweet mince filling. The sweetness is just nice and it's bursting of fruity taste. I can't find fresh cranberries neither frozen ones in the supermarket so i use the combination of blueberries and strawberries.
These mince pies are small, to be popped straight into the mouth in one go...
The crust is light, flaky and plain with a slight saltiness, pairing with the rich fruited filling.
These pies have not in full casings but with a little star as lid and that makes them look so beautifully.
Dust it with some icing sugar.
This blueberry and strawberry studded mincemeat pie taste equally good as cranberry studded mincemeat pie in the recipe. The recipe originally uses cranberry to make the filling.
This blueberry and strawberry mince pie filling is not only good as pie filling it is as good as jam too.
From bottom left to right: spoon in the mince pie filling; Cut the stars with a little star cookies cutter; Place lightly onto the top of the mincemeat.
Star-topped Mince Pie
Recipe adapted from nigella.com
i make half of the recipe which makes about 18 small pies
(below is my record of half the recipe)
for the pastry
for the cranberry (blueberry and strawberry) studded mincemeat - makes about 300ml / 1½ cupsTo Do:
Wishing all my dear readers and dear friends a very
Happy New Year 2015!!