Thursday, December 19, 2013

Katy's baked Mincemeat recipe that will make your home smell like Christmas

Baked Mincemeat recipe
What you need

1lb (454g) Raisins
12ozs (340g) Sultanas
8oz (225g) Candied peel (we used mixed peel)
8oz (225g) Butter
2lb (908g) Dark brown sugar
1lb (454g) Cooking Apple, peeled, cored and grated
4 dessert spoons of Mixed spice
1 dessert spoon  of Cinnamon
1 dessert spoon of Ground nutmeg
zest and juice of 1 orange and 1 lemon

6 Tablespoons of Brandy for end of cooking

How to do it
  1. Mix all the ingredients except the brandy in a bowl and stir well
  2. Pour mixture in a larger than needed oven proof dish or baking tin to allow for expansion
  3. Bake for 3 hours at 110C/225F/gas 1/2 
  4. Stir occasionally while baking
  5. Allow to cool and splash with the 6 tablespoons of brandy
  6. Use mixture with a nice sweet pastry recipe and watch them dissappear
  7. Store any leftover mix in a sealed container for later use

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