Easy Peasy Mince Pies! Many years ago mince pies were filled with beef and game. Over the years they have evolved into a sweet pastry, filled with stewed fruits, suet and a dash of whiskey or port! The mince mixture is made a few months in advance to allow the flavors develop and the pastry is made from scratch, a method that I welcome you all to try! But here at The Simple Owl we know everyone loves the gratitude of presenting freshly baked goods to waiting guests, but might not like the all the hard work involved!
So far episode three seemed to be the biggest challenge for the GIBO contestants, and I have full sympathy for them. As I made my way through this recipe, it seemed to be getting further and further away from me! Here is the result…much smaller then they should be. I don’t think these biscuits would make the cut with Paul and Biddy!!
Lard, wild apple mint and wild garlic leaves!! If nothing else my pantry and use of new ingredients will be greatly expanded! Here goes week two, Dingle Pie. I have tried to find the history of the pie, which I think looks very similar to a Cornish pasty, but have had no luck! If anyone out there can enlighten me and The Simple Owl followers, feel free!