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.


  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!

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

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

  3. Your mince pies look lovely.

    God bless.

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


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