‘Tis the season for all things yummy! Christmas is traditionally a time for feasting and I always enjoy sharing and trying friends and family’s favourite recipes.
One of my personal favourite treats during December is mince pies. Overseas friends are always confused by the idea of ‘sweet meats’ going into pies but they soon fall in love with these delectible treats.
It’s very easy to make your own mincemeat and it’s definitely my kind of cooking – simply measure out the ingredients, mix together then store in air-tight jars for a few weeks. I’ve tried a couple of different recipes and am still working on the ‘perfect’ recipe so will share that once it’s ready – such dedication to you all haha.
You could decorate the jar with ribbon and give that as a gift or buy shortcrust pastry to make mince pies but this year I wanted to try something a little different. This recipe for mincemeat crumble looked different and I wanted to try it as crumble is one of my favourite treats (and one of our favourite frugal activities as you can see from our blackberry crumble baking in the summer).
I like baking with the Lamb: it’s a fun bonding experience but also teaches her so many skills, from learning about how different flavours go together, quantities (yay, counting!) and all that fine motor skill work make baking a great, messy, experience.
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