Tis the start of the season to pig out on Xmas fare, but the big question is which mince pies are best this year?
The ones I’ve tried so far either have nowhere near enough filling in them, over thick pastry, or are relatively tasteless.
Going to make my own at the weekend from Paul Hollywood’s recipe for comparison.
Help me STW, life’s too short to eat rubbish mince pies.
BTW tried Aldi, M&S and Tesco ones so far.Posted 2 months agohowsyourdad1Subscriber
Iceland, honestly. Get some 12% cider and a kebab pizza whilst you are there.Posted 2 months agoYakSubscriber
I did all this taste-the-lot last year. Unless the recipes have changed, here’s my list from best to worst:
Lidl ftw!Posted 2 months ago
Waitrose top-of-the-range ones. Expensive though.
Waitrose bargain-bucket ones. Just utter shite and not really bargain bucket priced either.Jef WachowchowMember
I would say any of the above with brandy butter and custard on.
So far I have been happily cracking on with Sainsburys made in store ones.
Experience has taught me to avoid anything at Christmas, particularly mince pies, that have Heston Blumenthal name on it.Posted 2 months agoWeaselMember
From my current testing..
Coop – very average, mini ones nothing to them at allPosted 2 months ago
Coop with flaky pastry – not bad. And to upset the masses what is the difference between this and an Eccles cake, same thing in my opinion
[b]Sainsburys – very average
Aldi specially selected with cognac – good
Iceland – best so farVan HalenMember
I’ve just had some sainsburys deep fill ones and they are fairly gopping. It’s that nasty floury chemically pastry. It’s not hard to make nice pastry.
I like making em and have the weekend lined up for it along with doing the tree, mulled wine etc etc. The only prob is I make loads and therefore eat loads.Posted 2 months agoRockape63Member
bad. And to upset the masses what is the difference between this and an Eccles cake, same thing in my opinion
Honestly Weasel, don’t be a heathen! Mince pies are made with mincemeat which includes spices, Eccles Cakes are made with dried fruit. No taste comparison!Posted 2 months agothetallpaulSubscriber
Made my own this weekend from a Paul Hollywood recipe in the Christmas Bake Off book.Posted 2 months ago
OMG so good. Will be making these again.
The addition of finely diced apple and tangerine zest and flesh really added to the mincemeat, and the pastry was lovely and short.
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