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How many mince pies...

(9 Posts)
Gonegirl Thu 13-Dec-18 14:51:29

...would you expect to get from 12 oz shortcrust pastry? Delia reckons she gets 3 dozen. I've just got 22! Does she cut them really thin?

nonnasusie Thu 13-Dec-18 15:01:31

She must do as I only got 28 from 14oz pastry. Perhaps her pastry cutter is smaller 😁

Gonegirl Thu 13-Dec-18 15:05:22

That's a possibility. Hadn't thought of that! grin We do like a decent mouthful or two.

Auntieflo Thu 13-Dec-18 15:07:34

I think I used to get 2 doz from said amount of pastry. But this year I made almond pastry, and only got 22
(But they are nice).. we had to test taste, as two were thin on the bottom, and could have leaked!! tchgrin

SueDonim Thu 13-Dec-18 15:12:21

They must be extremely mini mince pies! Good if you're on a diet, I guess. tchgrin

Blue45Sapphire Fri 14-Dec-18 07:57:53

Yes, I used to go by Delia's recipe and never got as many as she did. I now cheat a bit, and buy a shortcrust pastry mix instead, and add a bit of caster sugar and orange juice in place of water to mix. I still have to mix and roll out though, but I don't mind that. I usually get 2 dozen mince pies from 1 pack of pastry mix.

EllanVannin Fri 14-Dec-18 08:26:53

I prefer the thinner mince pie pastry and small too. This is why I make my own as shop ones are too thick----horrible.
I get a few trays out of a mix but you have to have a serviette at the ready as they tend to collapse/crumble after the first bite ( just how I like them )

glammanana Fri 14-Dec-18 09:18:13

I usually get about 20/22 and they don't last too long in my house when my big Grandsons pop in after work they enjoy a couple with a brew and take a couple for their packed lunches the next day.
During December I make quite a few batches of mince pies.

Witzend Sun 16-Dec-18 09:51:27

I managed 3 dozen from 12 oz the other day, but I do like the pastry quite thin, plus I'm putting on smaller lids than usual, since the 'lid' cutter I usually use went to dd's some time ago, for Gdd to make 'cakes' from PlayDoh.
Smaller lids are easier though!
I prefer them now - marginally fewer calories, too.