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Thread: Mince Pies for Christmas??

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    Default Mince Pies for Christmas??

    Hi!

    I haven't experienced a Kiwi Christmas yet, and wondered if the shops sell Mince Pies? Or mincemeat (to make my own)?

    I have several recipes for mincemeat, so I might just make a batch anyway...

    We are unlikely to want a traditional UK-style Christmas dinner, but mince pies are pretty fab all year round, and as good in summer as winter!

    J

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    Yes, they do.

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    Yes you can buy it - but it is AWFUL!

    By far the best mincemeat I've EVER had (made) is Nigella Lawson's suetless recipe......in "How to be a Domestic Goddess"
    It is fabulous!
    I'm starting mine off "stewing" in brandy this week actually!

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    Mince pies can be bought just about anywhere round here... in fact, isn't it about time they started stocking supermarkets with Xmas stuff, I mean, there's only about 20 weeks until Xmas?

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    lol
    20 weeks eh?
    Good job most of my Christmas pressies got bought at the weekend...




    *sat here smug*

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    Shutupshutupshutupshutup.....

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    Ok



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    It's fast approaching, David's new job is in retail and they wanted him on board by the end of August ready for the Xmas campaign.
    I tried making mince pies last year the face my hubbie pulled when he tasted one was a picture - perhaps someone could post a recipe for me to try

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    I heard some "book now for your Christmas party" ads on the radio this morning.

    I almost threw the radio out of the window in disgust!


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    They have xmas cards in our local post shop.........

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