So having made even more mince pies last night, I decided to treat the boys at work to their deliciousness. Doused in icing sugar and neatly laid out on a plate, I walked into the yard bearing my gift to be greeted with howls of pleasure. There is nothing quite like food to have them eating out of your hand....in a manner of speaking.
An hour later there is mockery.
There is mockery across our radio waves as to the need to watch out for loose teeth when partaking of the said mince pies.
OK, so my pastry is not the soft pappy stuff that shop-bought mince pies are made of. It has a bit more substance to it. But a danger to loose teeth it is not. I learnt how to make pastry at my mother's knee and it's tasty and yummy. She says adamantly.
But it does lead me to ask all you pastry makers out there what your recipe is. I would like to make a slightly softer pastry sometimes.
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