Thursday, 19 December 2019

The other day - Updated

When my first batch of pastry went wrong, I did get around to making a second batch to turn into mince pies. I didn't have quite enough pastry for 12, so 5 had pastry tops, the rest bakewell tart tops:

We enjoy both versions. Herewith recipe for the alternative topping:

2oz white sugar
3oz of ground almonds or ground rice ( gives a crunchy topping)
1 large beaten egg
Few drops almond extract or 1/2 tsp maximum of almond essence

Mix together to a dropping consistency adding a little milk if necessary. Bake for same time as the pastry topped version.

7 comments:

  1. I've not made any this year at all - first time ever I reckon. It dawned on me that they are not my favourite things at all and I could happily miss out - taken me 40+ years!

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    1. I like a few homemade ones but not bought ones.

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  2. They look delicious. How did you make the bakewell topping, please?
    xx

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  3. Your mince pies look lovely.

    God bless.

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  4. Oooh Alan would be round for those Bakewell tart tops in a flash :-)

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