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Witzend Mon 21-Dec-20 13:45:34

Late yesterday afternoon I made 2 dozen mince pies.
By the time we had dinner at 7.30 the resident 🐷 had scoffed 7 of them! Even for him, that was impressive!

Sparklefizz Mon 21-Dec-20 13:50:44

It's a compliment to your bakery skills Witzend

Septimia Mon 21-Dec-20 14:20:14

My DH doesn't eat mince pies. All the more for me - I could eat them until they come out of my ears.....

Smileless2012 Mon 21-Dec-20 14:22:28

Sounds like Mr. S. I had to make a second batch on Saturday and there's only the two of us.

Ellianne Mon 21-Dec-20 14:27:07

Better that Witzend than the dog scoffing the lot, as has happened here!

LauraNorder Mon 21-Dec-20 14:35:07

I’m afraid that little piggie is me in this house

WOODMOUSE49 Mon 21-Dec-20 14:40:52


Late yesterday afternoon I made 2 dozen mince pies.
By the time we had dinner at 7.30 the resident 🐷 had scoffed 7 of them! Even for him, that was impressive!

I'm very envious [envy}. Not at having nearly half your mince pies disappear but that you have made them yourself. My pastry is terrible even the ready made stuff. Don't know what I do it.

I now rely on shop bought ones .

sodapop Mon 21-Dec-20 15:38:09

Same here LauraNorder can't resist mince pies especially with my husband's home made very alcoholic mincemeat.

Gwenisgreat1 Mon 21-Dec-20 15:47:50

My first lot have disappeared, I only made 2 dozen for the two of us. Tomorrow I shall make another load. Tonight I shall have to make a yule log!
WOODMOUSE49 if you get your hands on a Bero cookbook, you can't fail making your own pastry!

Spinnaker Mon 21-Dec-20 15:53:11

Glad it's not just our house - four days ago I made three dozen and also another double batch of pastry so that I can easily knock up another batch. Thought I'd do a quick check on how many were left to assess when to do the next lot and lo and behold there's only three left in the tin tchhmm Looks like I'm baking again sooner than I thought tchgrin

Callistemon Mon 21-Dec-20 16:35:41

Silly me - I thought 18 would be enough!

I made mincemeat at the weekend, so I'm wondering if it's mature enough yet.

LauraNorder Mon 21-Dec-20 16:38:44

Sodapop, they sound delicious, have just made a suggestion for Orlin’s next batch.

Urmstongran Mon 21-Dec-20 16:55:46

I used to make them back in the day when the girls were home and we still had my mum (who loved them). The butter pastry recipe I used contained ground almonds and lemon zest. They were seriously yummy!

Oopsadaisy1 Mon 21-Dec-20 16:56:12

I made a load on Friday, all gone now, so I’m waiting until Christmas Eve before making some more.

How dare they eat them!!🤗

Georgesgran Mon 21-Dec-20 18:42:53

I thought I hated them. One year the School PTA asked us to provide mince pies and sherry for refreshments after the School’s carol concert in a nearby Church.
Don’t know if it was the sherry, but I decided I really liked them, but prefer warmed.

sodapop Mon 21-Dec-20 19:18:47

18 Callistemon not even enough for the Christmas Elf tchgrin

Callistemon Mon 21-Dec-20 19:25:32

The Grinch that stole the mince pies just ate the last one!