Jemma Cupcake’s youtube videos have been a complete inspiration since I began re-visiting my baking efforts of the past. She has a shop in Soho called Crumbs and Doilies and the next time I am in London visiting the family I intend paying her shop a visit. Her videos are entertaining as well as instructional and she is an absolute natural presenter giving instructions which are clear, concise and easy to follow!
So here is a link to her “mincemeat” video:-
I have listed the ingredients below and all you do is make sure all the ingredients are chopped to the same size as your “holy trinity” of Christmas fruits – currants, sultanas and raisins.
The recipe below will be enough for 3 dozen mince pies but if you are not making as many as that the mincemeat will keep in a cool, dark place for up to six months. You can even give some away as a “foodie” Christmas treat! Here is my effort all jarred up and ready to go!
The ingredients are as follows:-
65g candied orange peel
25g stem ginger
100g bramley apple
85g demerara sugar
25g dark muscovado sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp mixed spice
Will post an image of my pies when they are made if they look good!