Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Mincemeat Wedges

I’m sure there are many of us with jars of left over mincemeat at the back of the cupboard begging to be used and incorporated into something scrummy. My hubby loves anything with mincemeat and as I was browsing some of my cookbooks this week I came across this great recipe in The Cookie and Biscuit Bible for Mincemeat Wedges. These wedges are certainly a fantastic way of using up your home-made mincemeat left over from Christmas, while your kitchen is filled with that festive scent once again. The recipe is so simple and quick to make and the wholemeal flour used adds a nutty flavour that combines well with the mincemeat. These rustic looking wedges would be perfect accompanied with a steaming mug of hot tea, sat by a blazing open fire.

Mincemeat Wedges

Makes 12

225g/8oz/2 cups self-raising wholemeal flour
75g/3oz/6 tbsp unsalted butter, diced
75g/3oz/⅓ Demerara sugar
1 egg, beaten
115g/4oz/ ⅓ cup good quality mincemeat
60ml/4 tbsp milk
crushed brown or white sugar cubes or a mixture, for sprinkling

Preheat the oven to 200oC/400oF/Gas 6. Line the base of a 20cm/8in round sandwich tin and lightly grease the sides. Put the flour in a bowl, add the diced butter and rub in with your fingertips just until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.

Stir in the Demerara sugar, egg and mincemeat. Add enough milk to mix to a soft dough. Spread evenly in the prepared tin and sprinkle generously with the crushed sugar. Bake for about 20 minutes until firm and golden. Cool in the tin, then cut into wedges to serve.

Ollie has a purrfect life!!


Reeni said...

They are the perfect match for a cup of tea. I would love to curl up by the fire with a plate of those. Ollie is soooo sweet! I love your new blog look!

JillyB said...

Like your hubby, I love mincemeat and those slices look wonderful! Guess what I'm making tomorrow???

The Girl said...

Can't believe how big Ollie's grown - he's gorgeous!

Maria said...

I have to make these for my dad! He will love them!

Oh my! Apple pie! said...

I'm all out of mincemeat, I do like the sound of these though.

Love the new look of your blog too.

Ruth Strong said...

I have some leftover mincemeat too and have been playing around with ideas of how to use it, love this idea though, they look real tasty

Gigi said...

The wedges look the perfect side for a cup of hot tea!

Anonymous said...

I've just discovered your blog by chance and am hooked already.Off into the kitchen right now to whip up a batch of these wedges!