So here is an interesting Mince Pie recipe with a twist…
Here is a recipe from the 1970’s for a Country Mince Pie.
So Gordon Ramsey has been working on another version of the Mince Pie.
Many thanks to Jodie from ‘down under’ for sending us her recipe for making Mince Pies.
Jodie says “I make my own shortcrust pastry and use Robertson’s Mince which is not only delicious but handy!”
Here is a video from the BBC’s Victorian Farm series on how to make Victorian Mince Pie
The identifying ingredient in a Victorian mince pie is meat. Though it was in this period that there was a revolution in the composition of this festive dish. Mixes without meat began to gain popularity within some of the high echelons of society. This particular recipe comes from Mrs Rundle’s cookbook Modern Domestic Cookery (1851) and includes meat.
You can download the full recipe here: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/victorianchristmas/mince-pies.pdf
You can read more about the Victorian Christmas here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/victorianchristmas/
Can the cheeky chef come up with a better mince pie?
Well he likes to think so….
Here is a rather interesting recipe we found over at http://noteatingoutinny.com
Cranberry and Orange Mince Pie.