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  • Dougs 25 Nov 2011 16:09:10 66,637 posts
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    1st mince pie of the year (well, not counting those I ate in Jan). Disappointing, Mr Kipling. The pastry disintegrated. :(
  • elstoof 25 Nov 2011 16:30:27 6,601 posts
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    I'm on the kiplings at the moment, they aren't too bad IMO. I hear the M&S ones are top drawer though
  • sport 25 Nov 2011 16:43:30 12,538 posts
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    Anyone tried that new Mince Pie Ice-cream from Sainsburys - literally, the filling and pastry crumbled into it - sounds bloody amazing!
  • jonsaan 25 Nov 2011 18:36:19 25,326 posts
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    I fecking love Mince Pies. I have to be careful though as I have a massive allergy to walnuts.

    FCUTA!

  • Deckard1 25 Nov 2011 18:42:08 27,123 posts
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    You're all fucking sick in the head. Next you'll be telling me Christmas pudding is nice!
  • X201 25 Nov 2011 18:58:29 15,128 posts
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    Have just baked my first batch.

    Every Christmas I feel the need to bake a test batch, to check for quality.
    Then I bake another batch and check them again, just to make sure.
    I sometimes find a third test batch to be necessary, because you have to be sure that they're of a good enough quality to give to guests.

    :)
  • localnotail 25 Nov 2011 19:05:12 23,093 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    You're all fucking sick in the head. Next you'll be telling me Christmas pudding is nice!
    +1

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Dave_McCoy 25 Nov 2011 19:12:25 2,770 posts
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    I had a Gregg's Mince Pie today. My work colleague had four. I'm not sure they were good enough to eat four.
  • Razz 30 Nov 2011 01:33:50 60,755 posts
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    GBK have a mincepie milkshake. It is FACKIN AWESOME. Buy it, buy it now.

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  • Fab4 30 Nov 2011 07:34:21 5,976 posts
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    Mince pies and Tunnock's Tea Cakes define Xmas for me.

    Last year I think the ones from Iceland were my favourite, but my mum buys them from all over the place so they could have been from somewhere else.
  • grey_matters 30 Nov 2011 07:40:05 3,671 posts
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    Get some frozen berries. Throw some on a plate with a mince pie and put in the microwave for a minute or two. Add ice cream.
    Done and done.
  • elstoof 30 Nov 2011 08:02:21 6,601 posts
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    The 3 for 1 six pack Kiplings my old lady brought home ridiculously early in the advent season are just a memory now. :(
  • Blakester 30 Nov 2011 11:44:47 3,572 posts
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    Anyone tried Heston's mince pies yet, you know the ones that smell of pine trees?

    Judging by the Waitrose ad, it looks like he's got his casing all wrong, but I won't know for sure until I've eaten half a dozen or so.

    When you can't see the angles on the wall you're in trouble.

  • elstoof 30 Nov 2011 12:11:02 6,601 posts
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    Yeah it's a puff pastry case, apparently they're more like vol-au-vents than pies. Not sure about pine sugar either, I've never been tempted to lick my toilet bleach when I smell the pine.
  • Dougs 30 Nov 2011 12:25:37 66,637 posts
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    Puff pastry has its place. Just not encasing sweet mince meat goodness!
  • Rusty_M 30 Nov 2011 12:28:41 4,569 posts
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    mal wrote:
    StarMagic wrote:
    They are lush. What the hell is in them I've always wondered. It's definately not meat, but tastes kind of meaty.
    Many recipes contain beef suet (fat), but apart from that it's just dried fruit, peels, spices and spirits which has been reduced (and so isn't significantly alcoholic, but has a certain something from the booze)
    In fact they used to contain minced meat as well as all the usual stuff they have nowadays. Preserves the meat innit.

    I saw a guy make that old-fashioned kind of mince pie on a TV programme years ago. Would love to try them.

    The world is going mad. Me? I'm doing fine.

  • elstoof 30 Nov 2011 12:31:39 6,601 posts
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    I heard that there were mince pie stuffed doughnuts at some christmas fair, very disappointing that I couldn't find them when I went for only that reason. Nothing's as good as a straight up mincer though, I'm sure Heston will dazzle us again next year with mincemeat baklava or something.
  • Fab4 30 Nov 2011 12:32:25 5,976 posts
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    I'm starting to pine for mince pies now...its ok for you fuckers...you can just go to the nearest supermarket and buy a pack :p
  • Blakester 30 Nov 2011 12:50:37 3,572 posts
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    Just about to see if Pret a Manger do a decent mince pie. Will report back shortly.

    When you can't see the angles on the wall you're in trouble.

  • Load_2.0 30 Nov 2011 13:00:44 18,879 posts
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    Mince pies. Pastry is too thick, filling is gash.

    All round a rubbish treat.
  • mrpon 30 Nov 2011 13:05:59 28,425 posts
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    Greggs 6 for 1.40 are going down a treat.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Fab4 30 Nov 2011 13:23:32 5,976 posts
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    I found a shop in Holland that sells Mr Kiplings mince pies, but they only deliver free to a short distance from their shop. Anything over 10km is 10 euro cents per km. At that rate it would be cheaper to buy cocaine.
  • Deleted user 30 November 2011 13:32:49
    Puff pastry is the way to go.
  • Blakester 30 Nov 2011 13:42:34 3,572 posts
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    The Pret mince pie was horribly average in my opinion.

    A little dry with way too much icing sugar sprinkled on top. The crust was pretty good though.

    Oh and a wallet-busting 99p. Hand-made as if that makes a difference.

    Edited by Blakester at 13:45:13 30-11-2011

    When you can't see the angles on the wall you're in trouble.

  • L_Franko Moderator 5 Dec 2012 15:50:29 9,694 posts
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    Just tried Sainsbury's taste the difference mince pies and they are really nice! Chap at work just handed some out.
    I'm not normally that bothered by mince pies but I shall be going to Sainsburys after work and picking myself up a box.
  • Razz 5 Dec 2012 15:56:11 60,755 posts
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    Careful though, it about 1 millions calories per pie give or take.

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