Its Christmas and in our home, we spend a lot of the time baking and making yummy food for everyone who visits our family Christmas day and our hampers that we give as gifts.
These mince pies are just one of the many delicious bakes that we make and one that is special to us all. I mean, first of all Christmas is not one without the classic mince pie and how would we entice Santa down the chimney if there were not a mince pie and glass of milk waiting for him.
Also for us this is one of those bakes that allows the kids to get stuck in and fell the Christmas spirit, get excited and realise that it will soon be Christmas day, and we all know what that means…. PRESENTS.
So, these mince pies are the BEST and trust me when I say this. It was known and commented upon a few Christmases ago when one of my wife’s friends came over for food and festivities with their kids and she refused to eat mince pies as never really liked them and never seen the point to them. This day changed that, oh yes she now has these mince pies every Christmas and does as we do by getting the kids involved.
These mince pies have an extra fruit kick with the added apples, satsumas and apricots but what really brings them together is the almond essence. If you don’t have any to hand, they will taste just as good without but it is what makes these the best ever.
So, go on, get the kids involved, laugh as they get flour everywhere and make Santa’s day by giving him the best ever mince pie, as long as you don’t eat them all first.