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Small Mince Pies

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Ingredients
  Self raising flour 1 Pound (5 Kilogram)
  Butter 4 Ounce (100 Gram)
  Hard margarine 4 Ounce (100 Gram)
  Lard 2 Ounce (50 Gram)
  Egg 1 , separated
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
  Mincemeat 1 1⁄2 Pound (3 Kilogram)
  Caster sugar 1 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
1) In a bowl add flour, butter, margarine and lard and rub till mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
2) Add egg yolk and milk and knead to a firm dough.
3) Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
4) Take half dough and roll thinly.
5) Cut 35 circles in 7 cm (2 3/4 in.) in diameter.
6) Place in 35 tart tins.
7) Spread mincemeat on top.
8) Cut 35 circles from remaining dough in 5.75 cm (2 1/4 in.) in diameter. Place them as lids.
9) Wet to seal the edges of the dough circles.
10) Brush the pies with beaten egg white.
11) Sprinkle sugar on top.
12) Heat oven at 200°C, 400°F, Gas Mark 6, for 20 minutes.
13) Bake till golden brown.
14) Cool in the tins.

SERVING
15) Serve as a snack or side dish.

TIPS
Freeze and store in plastic bags and use within 3 months. Before serving reheat in tins in moderately hot oven, 200°C, 400°F, Gas Mark 6, for 25 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Ingredient: 
Meat
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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