Pies

Mince pies on a plate with holly around the edges
Pies, Christmas, Mince Pies

The Best Pastry for Mince Pies

I think I have said before that mince pies are my favourite Christmas food, but only homemade ones. I have yet to taste a decent factory made mince pie. It is no wonder many people say they don’t like mince pies if all they have ever eaten are the ones […]

Close up view of the Slow Cooker Orange MIncemeat
Pies, Christmas, Mincemeat, Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Orange Mincemeat

Now Halloween and Bonfire Night are over my thoughts turn to Christmas preparations. Mid November is the perfect time for making preserves so that they have time to mature and develop their full flavour by Christmas. Mince pies are my favourite Christmas food but only if they are homemade using […]