Saturday, December 20, 2008

Pies are also a speciality at this time of the year and eaten hot for the winter . So this is the time for muffins, pies, flans, puddings and cakes all in different varieties and flavours, Now take a treat with simple Mince Pie Flan..................................

MINCE PIE

YOU NEED

FOR THE PASTRY

All purpose flour 200 gms

Butter 100 gms

Eggs 2 nos (only yolk)

FOR FILLING

Golden raisins 100 gms

Apple 1/2 cup shredded)

Banana 1 nos

Seedless grapes 1/2 cup

Almond 100 gm

Candied peel 1 tbsp

Brown sugar or Jaggery 3 tbsp

Lemon rind 1/2 tsp

Rum or Brandy 3 tbsp

Cinnamon powder 1/2 tsp

Nutmeg a pinch

Butter 1 tbsp

DO IT

-First proceed with the pastry, so sieve the flour into a bowl, rub in butter until mixture resembles breadcrumbs, add the egg yolks and knead into a smooth dough; cover and chill for 30 Min's.

-Roll and set it in a pie ring and chill.

-Now proceed with the filling, chop and mix all ingredients except the Banana and grapes,

-Line the mixture into the pastry, top with sliced banana and grapes, moisten the pastry edges with water and roll the remaining pastry to form a lid, press gently over the filling and glaze with egg on top.

-Bake this in a preheated oven @ 190 degrees Celsius for 20- 30 Min's until pastry is crisp and golden.

-Remove , cut and serve warm.

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