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    • lynzpower
    • By lynzpower 7th Nov 06, 9:46 AM
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    Inspire me- 1/3 smll jar mincemeat
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    • 7th Nov 06, 9:46 AM
    Inspire me- 1/3 smll jar mincemeat 7th Nov 06 at 9:46 AM
    Hiyer
    got a small jar of mincemeat ( sweet!) left over from making some mince pies.

    What exciting thing can i do with it?
    Well aint funny how its the little things in life that mean the most? Not where you live, the car you drive or the price tag on your clothes.
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  • katieowl
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    • 7th Nov 06, 9:48 AM
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    • 7th Nov 06, 9:48 AM
    Stuff it in baked apples

    Regards

    Kate
  • maow425
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    • 7th Nov 06, 9:51 AM
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    • 7th Nov 06, 9:51 AM
    Mincemeat Muffins

    12oz self raising flour
    1 tbsp baking powder
    9 tbsp sunflower oil
    12 fl oz water
    6oz caster sugar
    5oz mincemeat
    1 tbsp demerara sugar
    Pinch cinnamon

    Sieve flour and baking powder, add caster sugar and mix well. Add the oil and water and whisk quickly, stir in the mincemeat. Put into cases (about 12). Mix together demerara and cinnamon, sprinkle over, cook at 190C/375F/gas5 for 15-20 mins.
    • lynzpower
    • By lynzpower 7th Nov 06, 10:05 AM
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    • 7th Nov 06, 10:05 AM
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    • 7th Nov 06, 10:05 AM
    hmmmmmmmm mincemeat muffins it is

    Cheers
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  • Bambam
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    • 7th Nov 06, 10:18 AM
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    • 7th Nov 06, 10:18 AM
    Heat the mincemeat up and pour over vanilla ice-cream.
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    • melt71
    • By melt71 7th Nov 06, 10:27 AM
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    • 7th Nov 06, 10:27 AM
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    • 7th Nov 06, 10:27 AM
    :confused: and what exactly is wrong with making more mince pies (and sending them to me! ) I dunno, some people are soooo selfish

    I think the muffins sound a good idea, different to the usual mince pies anyway.
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    • lynzpower
    • By lynzpower 7th Nov 06, 10:28 AM
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    • 7th Nov 06, 10:28 AM
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    • 7th Nov 06, 10:28 AM
    i cant make pastry
    Well aint funny how its the little things in life that mean the most? Not where you live, the car you drive or the price tag on your clothes.
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    This Ive come to know...
    So if you agree have a drink with me, raise your glasses for a toast
    • melt71
    • By melt71 7th Nov 06, 10:36 AM
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    • 7th Nov 06, 10:36 AM
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    • 7th Nov 06, 10:36 AM
    i cant make pastry
    by lynzpower
    Ok then, you're forgiven. Just make the muffins and post to me asap! lol

    Have fun making them, they sound delicious!
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  • tootles
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    • 7th Nov 06, 10:57 AM
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    • 7th Nov 06, 10:57 AM
    Bake a pastry case blind, put the mincemeat in the bottom, 2 eggs whites, 4 ozs castor sugar teasp of cornflour, whizz up the eggs whites, pour in the sugar and cornflour and whizz again until glossy, pour over the mincemeat and bake in the oven at 350 for an hour, then turn off the oven and leave overnight, in the morning you should have a scrummy mincemeat meringue pie. (this only works of you have an electric oven) if you have a gas oven take it out after the hour and leave to cool, the meringue will not be quite so crispy............but then some people prefer it that way.
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    • lynzpower
    • By lynzpower 7th Nov 06, 12:12 PM
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    erm
    might go n buy more mincemeat LOL tootles that sounds YUM!!
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    • Aril
    • By Aril 7th Nov 06, 12:17 PM
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    Do a dry run for me of my Chrimble Crumble that I'm road testing this Xmas and tell me whether it's any good....only kidding but worth a try!!
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  • Queenie
    Mincemeat Pancakes (stuff hot pancakes, dust with icing sugar and serve with ice cream)

    Mincemeat Bread and Butter pudding

    Mincemeat Poor Knights Fritters (make mincemeat sandwiches and fry in a little butter until golden on each side and serve with cream/custard/ice creaam)

    Crumble Slices
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    Crumble Slices (microwave & oven)
    6oz butter/marg
    6oz dark soft brown sugar
    60z porridge oats
    7oz plain flour
    pinch of salt
    1/2 tsp baking powder
    4oz jam/mincemeat/lemon curd/marmalade

    Lightly grease an 8" square baking dish (I use my ceramic "Lasagne" dish as it's microwave safe)
    Cream the fat and sugar together.
    Stir in the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
    Press half of the mixture into the baking dish.
    Melt the jam/mincemeat/lemon curd/marmalade in the microwave for 30 secs and then spread the jam over the base.
    Crumble on the remaining oat mixture, pressing it down lightly.
    Bake in the microwave for 7 minutes (full power) or oven bake for approx 20 mins @ 375F/Gas 4


    Cut into squares and cool in the baking dish.
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  • super41
    I sometimes mix mincemeat into apple when making apple crumble - makes a bit of a change and is tasty. I wonder what it would be liked mixed into bread & butter pud before baking? Just seen Queenie has suggested this so it must work!
    • gooismeid
    • By gooismeid 7th Nov 06, 2:03 PM
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    The sainted Nigel Slater is where I got this idea from: Get a croissant, split it in half and spread it open, spoon a big dollop of mincemeat on one side, bung it under the grill for a couple of minutes until thoroughly hot and crispy, sandwich it back together with a dollop of creme fraiche or thick cream. Eat. Repeat as necessary. Sometimes it's necessary to repeat up to 6 times. Honest.
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  • Queenie
    .... Eat. Repeat as necessary. Sometimes it's necessary to repeat up to 6 times. Honest.
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    I won't for get to type those *very* important words at the end of the instructions when I copy this to my recipe program *whistle*
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  • GeDink
    Mincemeat Sponge Puddings

    125g / 4oz butter (room temperature)
    125g / 4oz caster sugar
    2 large eggs
    125g / 4oz self-raising flour
    1tsp baking powder
    finely grated zest of 1 orange
    6tbsp mincemeat (add splash brandy to loosen if it's too thick to fold into mixture )

    6 lightly greased & sugared dariole moulds or ramekins

    1 - Preheat oven to gas mark 4/180 C (170 C in a fan oven). In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients EXCEPT mincemeat until well combined.
    2 - Gently fold through mincemeat, then divide between dariole moulds or ramekins. Sit on baking sheet & cook for about 20 - 25 mins till cooked through. Carefully loosen edges, then turn out & serve with creme fraiche or custard.

    Recipe shamelessly stolen from Decembers issue of Prima, they've really got some fab ideas & recipes in it! Hope this one helps
    • Robothell
    • By Robothell 19th Jan 07, 8:08 PM
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    I don't have any mincemeat left but, is anyone else out there considering going and buying it off the reduced shelf in the supermarket and trying out those muffins? Or is it just me.....
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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 19th Jan 07, 8:36 PM
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    Actually mince meat stores well. The stuff in a local Morrisons was dated into 2008.

    It gets better as it matures. So buy now for next Christmas. He sez
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  • jellyang
    ohh they sound so yummmy will have to buy more mincemeat now.

    Saw huge jar in Sainburys yesterday for 59p but decided I was fed up with mince pies!
    • Topher
    • By Topher 20th Jan 07, 10:29 AM
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    Pastry base, (crushed shortbread biscuits with melted butter if you can't do pastry)
    Apple sauce layer, mincemet layer, crumble topping.
    Serve with custard / cream

    Tomorrow, diet

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