Once you try them you won’t go back and your friends will love them!
For the pastry
For the filling
- 500g strong plain white flour
- 175g icing or caster sugar
- 375g butter
- the finely grated rind and juice of 1 large orange
- A flat teaspoon of Cinnamon powder
- Shop bought mince meat
- A teaspoon or to taste off Brandy or sherry
- Mix the two together.
- Mix all your dry ingredients together.
- Don’t forget to add the Cinnamon powder.
- And grated orange zest.
- Add the butter and rub in gently with your fingers until your mix looks like bread crumbs.
- Now add the juice of the orange and if needed a little water and gently mold until you get a soft ball.
- Wrap in cling film and place in the fridge for half an hour to rest. Then roll out as normal.
- Cut out circles using pastry cutters and place into a cake tray.
- Use a teaspoon to add your filling.
- Use a little water to moisten the edges then either add a top or why not add a festive star on top.
- Sprinkle with some caster sugar and place into the oven 220C or gas mark 7 until pale golden in colour.
A big thanks to Elaine King who provided us with her recipe!
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