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Unbelievably easy mince pies

Unbelievably easy mince pies

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100 Christmas Desserts Preheat the oven to 190°C. Make the pastry by putting all the ingredients, except the orange juice, into a food processor and whizz until it resembles breadcrumbs. Now add 3 tablespoons of the orange juice and whizz until the dough comes together into a ball. Remove, wrap in cling film and leave to chill in the fridge for 1 hour. Roll out two-thirds of the pastry on a floured board to a 3mm thickness. Amazing Pickled and Marinated Vegetables Recipe : Jamie Oliver About Sterilizing Jars: Properly handled sterilized equipment will keep canned foods in good condition for years. Sterilizing jars is the first step of preserving foods. Tips: Jars should be made from glass and free of any chips or cracks.

Mince Pies - Raymond Blanc OBE When it comes to Christmas I have totally embraced so many of the British traditions and one of my favourites is the classic mince pie. Here is my recipe, Joyeux noel. Planning ahead Tutorial: Make Your Own Bath Salts DIY After the busy Holiday season, if you’re anything like me, you ate too many sweets, drank too much cider, and generally feel like it’s time for a relaxing bath and a detox program. Here is a step-by-step tutorial on making your own detoxifying bath salts with items you can find at your local shops. You will need: Epsom Salts (available at most health food, pharmacies, and some bulk food stores)Bath Salts*Spice or Coffee GrinderHerbal Botanicals, optionalEssential OilsMeasuring CupsMixing SpoonSodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), optional.Presentation Containers *Bath Salts are available in a variety of styles, colours, and origins, each with their own composition of trace minerals, colour (such as pink Himalayan Salts), and purported health benefits.

Mary Berry I prefer the flavour of butter to suet in mincemeat – which makes it suitable for vegetarians – but use suet if you wish. The butter makes the mincemeat look slightly cloudy in the jar but this disappears once the mincemeat is cooked in mince pies, etc. Makes 4 x 370g jars Measure all of the ingredients except the alcohol into a large pan. Heat gently, allowing the butter to melt, then simmer very gently, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes.Allow the mixture to cool completely then stir in the brandy, rum or sherry.Spoon the mincemeat into sterilised jam jars, seal tightly, label and store in a cool place. TIP - I no longer use cellophane tops or wax paper. Flavored Salts “A flavoured salt is one of the simplest and most basic ways of finishing a dish – it’s so easy and tasty, yet hardly anyone does it”– Jamie Oliver My fascination with flavoured salts began after reading about it in Jamie’s Kitchen. And boy was I in awe of salt when I learned about the different varieties. Now I look at salt with a lot more reverence. Many of these expensive flavoured salts that are all the rage right now can easily be mixed up at home at a much lower cost and they are so much fun to play around with! And, if you want to get gourmet-ish you can make combinations like smoked paprika, tomato and squid-ink with the salt.

Home-made Christmas Mincemeat - Mincemeat Recipes You can buy some very good mincemeat, but when it is home-made it really is in another league, and once you make it yourself, you'll never look back. Makes 6 lb (2.75 kg) This recipe is from Delia's Christmas Easy Magazine 2003 All you do is combine all the ingredients, except for the brandy, in a large mixing bowl, stirring them and mixing them together very thoroughly indeed. Then cover the bowl with a clean cloth and leave the mixture in a cool place overnight or for 12 hours, so the flavours have a chance to mingle and develop. After that pre-heat the oven to gas mark ¼, 225°F (110°C).

Flavored Salt Recipes Salt is one of those essentials in any kitchen, and it can take any dish from OK to amazing with just a quick sprinkle! This holiday season, spend just a few hours making your very own flavored salts for an easy edible gift. The process is simple and the possibilities as to the flavorings are pretty endless. I made three different varieties including roasted garlic salt, meyer lemon salt, and shiitake salt. The roasted garlic and meyer lemon salts both took a little longer to make, but the shiitake one's incredibly simple and would work with just about any dried herb, from dried mushrooms to chili flakes to rosemary. When combining a salt with a flavoring that is a little more moist like roasted garlic or citrus, you will need to dry it out in the oven for a short period.

Traditional Mince Pies - Mincemeat Recipes Return to listing I will always cherish fond memories of my mother's and my grandmother's cooling trays piled high with freshly baked mince pies on Christmas Eve, ready to be packed into tins and brought out whenever friends popped in for Christmas drinks. The following is the traditional family recipe. Makes 24 (18 if using 1lb/450g mincemeat) This recipe is taken from Delia Smith’s Christmas. Make up the pastry by sifting the flour and salt into a mixing bowl and rubbing the fats into it until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.

Christmas Jam Recipes pectin, strawberries, sugar and cranberries B 40 mins, 4 ingredients confectioners sugar, preserves, unsalted butter, pure vanilla extract, salt and 3 MORE B 105 mins, 8 ingredients butter, crystallized ginger, fresh cranberries, pectin, dried cranberries, sugar and 1 MORE B 50 mins, 7 ingredients