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    • natlie
    • By natlie 29th Nov 06, 2:20 PM
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    Best Mincemeat Ever?
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    • 29th Nov 06, 2:20 PM
    Best Mincemeat Ever? 29th Nov 06 at 2:20 PM
    Hi
    Well you can't have a best mince pie pastry ever threat without the mince to go in it lol

    500g currants
    500g raisins
    500g sultanas
    juice and rind of 1 orange and 1 lemon
    1 packet of veggie suet
    500g sugar
    1tsp mixed spice
    750g cooking apples grated

    (you could also add flaked almond to this if you like 2oz)

    For the alcohol I use vodka lol (Im not an alcoholic honestly) or you could use whisky, brandy, rum, sherry etc...put as much alcohol as the fruit will take, I usually add about 6 tablespoons on the first day and then keep adding 1 tablespoon for 5 days, this keeps well in the fridge and you can freeze it.

    Requires no pre-cooking
    Nat
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  • ladymacbeth_uk
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    • 29th Nov 06, 3:21 PM
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    • 29th Nov 06, 3:21 PM
    Wow thanks for this, Thats great do you just mix it all together with a big spoon or do you need to use a blender? What size packet of suet please? do I just chop this and mix in also?
    Ladymac
    • natlie
    • By natlie 30th Nov 06, 2:59 PM
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    • 30th Nov 06, 2:59 PM
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    • 30th Nov 06, 2:59 PM
    Hi
    throw it in a bowl and mix it all together, put in sterilised jars, or freeze in plastic tubs, will keep in a tupperware container in the fridge for a week at least with the alcohol in it. The suet is shredded or grated lik ethis one
    its called atora light and comes in a 250g pack probably need 500g for recipe


    http://www.bestdeal.org/british_food/m521750sa.html
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  • Mr Squiddy
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    • 30th Nov 06, 3:03 PM
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    • 30th Nov 06, 3:03 PM
    But there's no meat in?? :confused:
    • Rikki
    • By Rikki 30th Nov 06, 3:30 PM
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    • 30th Nov 06, 3:30 PM
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    • 30th Nov 06, 3:30 PM
    This should be added to the OS receipe index. HERE
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    • vivaladiva
    • By vivaladiva 4th Dec 06, 8:11 PM
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    • 4th Dec 06, 8:11 PM
    Best ever mince meat thread recipe
    • #6
    • 4th Dec 06, 8:11 PM
    Where's it gone?:confused:
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    • dannahaz
    • By dannahaz 4th Dec 06, 9:11 PM
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    • 4th Dec 06, 9:11 PM
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    • 4th Dec 06, 9:11 PM
    Here it is B.

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=316787

    (Maybe the search didn't work because the title of this thread is "mincemeat" not mince meat"?)
  • crispeater
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    • 18th Dec 06, 1:36 PM
    Does anyone make their own mincemeat for mincepies?
    • #8
    • 18th Dec 06, 1:36 PM
    if so how do you do it? :confused:

    im not usually a lover of mincepies but i reckon if i tried to do them myself i might change my mind.. also what is that white bit in some of them that looks like suet? lol probably is suet now i've said that

    oooh is it too late to make your own mincemeat? :rolleyes:
    It only seems kinky the first time..
  • ckerrd
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    • 18th Dec 06, 1:39 PM
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    • 18th Dec 06, 1:39 PM
    OH did this the other day, made some pastry too and the mince pies are fantastic. I think it was a Delia recipe. And yes - it is suet, and no not too late
    We all evolve - get on with it
  • crispeater
    aha i shall go a seeking Delia!

    thank you
    It only seems kinky the first time..
  • ckerrd
    aha i shall go a seeking Delia!

    thank you
    by crispeater
    http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/home-made-christmas-mincemeat,1235,RC.html

    There you go
    We all evolve - get on with it
    • mustafa say ving
    • By mustafa say ving 18th Dec 06, 1:55 PM
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    I used Delias recipe last year ... yummy!!
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    • Alfietinker
    • By Alfietinker 18th Dec 06, 2:12 PM
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    I used this

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=316787

    and this

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=316377&highlight=mincemeat

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  • overlykeensaver
    My mum uses Delia's mincemeat recipe and just leaves the suet out - the mincemeat is still gorgeous!
  • Kazonline
    I have made my own mincemeat in the past using Atora veg suet instead of the traditional stuff - much easier on the hip IYKWIM.
    Yesterday I came up with a great alternative by mistake - see this thread for details http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=330436
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    • mustafa say ving
    • By mustafa say ving 18th Dec 06, 4:01 PM
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    I have made my own mincemeat in the past using Atora veg suet instead of the traditional stuff - much easier on the hip IYKWIM.
    Yesterday I came up with a great alternative by mistake - see this thread for details http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=330436
    Kaz x
    by Kazonline

    I used the Atora veg suet too ......

    Love your mince pie recipe from the link ...will be trying it on my girls' tomorrow
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    • dannahaz
    • By dannahaz 18th Dec 06, 4:03 PM
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    Delia's recipe is fab.

    This year I used Vodka (actuallu Absolut Citron as that was all I had) instead of brandy, and it was even better. It didn't tast of Vodka, it just gave it a lovely lift.
    • apprentice tycoon
    • By apprentice tycoon 18th Dec 06, 7:28 PM
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    I make Delia's mincemeat too but use less sugar.

    I always make more than I think I need and use it for a version of bread and butter pudding, I make sandwiches with the mincemeat and then carry on with the recipe as normal
    • JoeyEmma
    • By JoeyEmma 18th Dec 06, 7:36 PM
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    I bought some and tarted it up with a good glug of brandy, the rind of a lemon and orange and half the juice from the lemon and orange.

    I then made my own pastry. They taste lovely.
    • yraunaj
    • By yraunaj 13th Oct 08, 11:15 AM
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    simple recipe for mincemeat
    has anyone a simple recipe for mincemeat. and how long will it last once made. thanks
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