Saturday, December 22, 2012
I am such a Christmas traditionalist, I make the same Christmas cake, and puddings year in, year out. This keeps the family happy, but isn't great for blogging purposes!
This year I tried a new mince meat recipe (I know - how daring of me!!!), I think I got the original idea from a Lotte Duncan T.V. show, but have tweaked it quite a bit - and I think it's good. It tastes great (pretty essential) but also, it is easy to put together and it is low fat (we won't mention the pastry that's going to be wrapped around it!!).
(most popular eaten from the jar!!)
500g sultanas (I used golden)
100g candied peel
250g dark brown sugar
250g light brown sugar
4 tbsp orange marmalade
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
150 ml dark rum
150 ml brandy
Juice and zest of two oranges
Sterilise a large jar (or a few smaller ones)
Chop up the mixed peel, and add to a bowl with the other fruits.
Add the rum, brandy and orange juice, and allow to absorb for an hour or 10.
Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well.
Place in the sterilised jars and HIDE.*
Use in mince pies, cakes and ice-creams.
*My first batch mysteriously disappeared!!
Happy Christmas to you all - thanks a million for sticking with me, it's much appreciated.
Posted by Brownieville Girl at 1:28 PM
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Wow looks delicious!!
very yummy looking
looks like little christmas jewels in a jar... Merry Christmas honey xxx
I am so grateful to have a mincemeat recipe. I have not had a mincemeat pie in many, many years. Early 2013 here it comes.
Looks lovely, I can see why the first batch mysteriously disappeared!
You just cannot beat homemade mincemeat. The best commercially produced stuff doesn't even come close. I love the idea of the marmalade in your recipe. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas, Hester x
Never mind the mince pies , I'll have this yummy concoction as my ice cream topping :D
Happy holidays !!!
Looks lovely! You have a really nice blog...love it!
I didn't make mince pies this year, but I still made booze filled pies for Santa/Father Christmas!!! This looks sooo good. I miss the christmassy smells of mincemeat. Thanks for sharing. Miss ya, lady!!!
Will springpad right away. Sounds yummy.
Sounds very festive! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas :)
Get some chocolate in there girl, it really adds an extra zing. Mind you the use of marmalade is rather a good one. Hope you had a good Christmas and I wish you the very best for 2013.
I can almost smell this. I love mincemeat, but have never made my own. Looks delicious. Happy New Year!
It's lovely to see you back into blogging action. May this year bring you joy. I look forward to more BVG posts.
looks great - hope you have a great xmas and happy New Year!
Happy Christmas. I made those brownies you posted way back, no. 16, with cherries in - left it too late for mincemeat! (PS I was Lady Cherry before!) x
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Sláinte!
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