- 2015 Mince Pie Tear-Down…
Just concluded our 2015 Mice Pie Tear-Down.
Brief was to pick up the best “own-brand” that each store had to offer.
Morrisons. Not much better.
Sainsburys. Much better. Especially the pastry & filling.
Aldi. Very nice. Nice pastry & well filled.
Lidl. The Cognac ones. Filling scoring very highly.
M & S. A close call. Led most of the way. Highly recommended.
But the winner…
Heston’s from Waitrose.Posted 3 years ago
But at £3.50 for 6 so they should.
They were something else though.
Questions were asked of the sachet of “Tangerine Sugar”…
(Powdery consistency & possible Columbian origin).stumpy01Member
Good Work! We’ve had Tesco ‘normal’ and ‘Finest’, as well as Sainsbury’s posh ones so far.
The Tesco ‘normal’ ones are a bit too small (ahem, so we tend to have 2 at a time).
No mention of extra thick brandy cream? It’s become our default mince pie accessory and improves them no end.Posted 3 years ago
You buy your mince pies from a shop?……I expect you also buy xmas shortbread as well……….how common 😉
Obviously i make my own from hand reared brandy soaked mincemeat and toasted almond mix with ethically sourced filo pastry, and my vanilla pod shortbread goes extremely well with a decent malt whisky.
Posted 3 years ago
It’s “my lightly modified version” of the jamie oliver recipe above, was good enough to impress the SWRI ladies who scoffed them all at their xmas party last week which was held at my workplace, i even got a round of applause and told to never enter them in their xmas bake off as it would cause a ruction if a man won – high praise indeed!. 😀Posted 3 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
True about the Kipling – too short pastry and what little filling their was tasted vile.
Tesco are surprisingly good this year, on the third packet so far.
Standard ones in the red and white box.
Aldi and Sainsbury tomorrow then, with a stop off at the Co-Op?
Oh God, there’s a Booths down the road as well
Mrs S is making a few dozen on Christmas Eve – it’s a cliché, but the homemade ones are always the best.Posted 3 years ago
Pah!….that’s a cheap shot and I claim the STW forum right to be deeply offended at the racial stereotyping of an entire nation…..you’ll be hearing from my lawyers once I garner enough support from my online social media campaign against your defamatory slur.
However……………deep frying a suitable batter that could encase a superheated mass of sugary alcohol soaked vine fruits does sound like a possible winner to me so I’ll let you off the hook this time 😀Posted 3 years ago
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