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  • billythekid 5 Dec 2012 15:58:26 12,132 posts
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    Mince pies and cream mmmmm.
    I shall also now be popping to Sainsbury's on the way home.
  • L_Franko Moderator 5 Dec 2012 16:00:46 9,695 posts
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    Razz:

    Luckily I am one of those people that is able to burn of calories by just sitting in a chair.

    Edited by L_Franko at 16:01:23 05-12-2012
  • Dougs 5 Dec 2012 16:05:03 81,992 posts
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    Tesco Finest are excellent this year. Pastry holds together nicely, lovely and spicy with decent amount of filling.
  • X201 5 Dec 2012 16:05:07 17,961 posts
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    L_Franko wrote:
    Razz:

    Luckily I am one of those people that is able to burn of calories by just sitting in a chair.
    Its not a chair, its a toilet.
  • Commander-Keen 5 Dec 2012 16:05:48 915 posts
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    Love a mince pie. I am eating surprisingly few of them this year. I may have to remedy this today!
  • X201 5 Dec 2012 16:09:40 17,961 posts
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    My first batch of homemade ones only just scraped past quality control.

    Too much water in the pastry. :(
  • Razz 5 Dec 2012 16:10:59 63,141 posts
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    I've been working my way through these lately with a dash of brandy cweam. They are without a doubt the best mince pies I've ever had.

    Edited by Razz at 16:11:37 05-12-2012
  • Commander-Keen 5 Dec 2012 16:27:11 915 posts
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    @Razz Yeah but.... £9 for six mince pie?!?! Madness man!!!!
  • Deleted user 5 December 2012 16:30:27
    Had some Selfridges ones the other day, bloody delicious. The Glenfiddich ones were also damn tasty.
  • Moot_Point 5 Dec 2012 16:33:25 5,534 posts
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    Keep eating these pretend mince pies. Proper mince, or GTFO!
  • Dougs 12 Dec 2016 16:53:21 81,992 posts
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    Oooh, that time of year again.

    M&S are really quite good this year. Good, firm pastry, decent amount of filling - although a touch on the sour side. Not always a bad thing mind...

    Will compare with Tesco Finest in due course...
  • boo 12 Dec 2016 16:56:29 13,124 posts
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    Our local bakery make their own - tried them over the weekend and they're scrummy. Not too sweet, crumbly pastry and plenty of filling.

    Mrs Boo bought some of the Heston 'Mince pies with a twist of lemon' too - will report back.

    Hot or cold? Mrs Boo always wants hers warm, whereas I prefer cold.
    Cream is a must.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 12 Dec 2016 16:56:42 8,027 posts
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    If anyone has a Gails anywhere near them, their mince pies are superb.
  • -HairyArse 12 Dec 2016 16:57:02 934 posts
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    Shallow-filled, shortcrust-pastry ones from the Asda bakery are the bomb. £0.75 for 4.

    Edited by -HairyArse at 16:57:26 12-12-2016
  • You-can-call-me-kal 12 Dec 2016 17:00:29 8,027 posts
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    There's that north/south divide again.
  • -HairyArse 12 Dec 2016 17:11:16 934 posts
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    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    There's that north/south divide again.
    I'm sure they're the same price in Asda down in the deep, dark South.
  • Deleted user 12 December 2016 17:12:56
    Fuck Barclay's rewards programme with the daily free mince pie and coffee from Patisserie Valerie over Xmas.

    I don't HAVE to have one every day....but I will
  • THFourteen 12 Dec 2016 17:17:21 44,310 posts
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    I'll eat a mince pie if it's going spare but there are so many nicer treats to waste calories on tbh.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 12 Dec 2016 17:18:05 8,297 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    Deckard1 wrote:
    You're all fucking sick in the head. Next you'll be telling me Christmas pudding is nice!
    +1
    This guy knew his stuff. Fucking mince pies.
  • Pipedream 12 Dec 2016 17:21:19 225 posts
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    I have awesome mince pies which were gifted by a supplier. I didn't eat lunch today due to overloading on the delicious treats.
  • Frogofdoom 12 Dec 2016 17:23:38 5,002 posts
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    Dont lie Decks you love a good mince as much as the next man.
  • Deleted user 12 December 2016 17:27:31
    I live in Germany, so I've had to improvise with my mince pies.

    Last year I cooked up a whole batch of mincemeat from scratch in the slow cooker, and it turned out surprisingly well. This year I've got two jars of the stuff to save me the hassle.

    Clotted cream is impossible to come by in this neck of the woods, so I use a quite passable Turkish substitute known as kaymak.

    Also, most Germans (including my wife) turn their noses up at mince pies, which means they're mine, all mine! (my apologies to my scales during my post-Chrimbo weigh-up).
  • Deleted user 12 December 2016 17:28:07
    Oooh, mince
  • waggy79 12 Dec 2016 19:00:38 1,744 posts
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    I enjoyed these ones last year, they usually come out on top in taste tests:

    http://groceries.iceland.co.uk/iceland-6-luxury-mince-pies/p/56837?reviews=true
  • President_Weasel 12 Dec 2016 19:10:37 12,338 posts
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    IslandMonkey wrote:
    I live in Germany, so I've had to improvise with my mince pies.

    Last year I cooked up a whole batch of mincemeat from scratch in the slow cooker, and it turned out surprisingly well. This year I've got two jars of the stuff to save me the hassle.

    Clotted cream is impossible to come by in this neck of the woods, so I use a quite passable Turkish substitute known as kaymak.

    Also, most Germans (including my wife) turn their noses up at mince pies, which means they're mine, all mine! (my apologies to my scales during my post-Chrimbo weigh-up).
    Sounds good! Foolish Germans. (Although to be fair I love German food so I'll let them off the pie thing).


    I am saddened that mince pies don't still feature actual minced meat; a proper old-fashioned mediaeval highly spiced meat pie would be lovely.
  • CosmicFuzz 12 Dec 2016 19:21:26 31,836 posts
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    PES_Fanboy wrote:
    Fuck Barclay's rewards programme with the daily free mince pie and coffee from Patisserie Valerie over Xmas.

    I don't HAVE to have one every day....but I will
    Man I got all excited when I read this with my Barclaycard Credit card but you need some wanky premier account.

    Guess I'll have to buy my own mince pies like a mug.
  • Deleted user 12 December 2016 19:36:14
    Fucking peasant
  • elstoof 12 Dec 2016 19:42:34 17,989 posts
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    Lend us a tenner PES, must have a few bob rattling around the Premier account
  • Deleted user 12 December 2016 20:10:10
    The joke's on Patisserie Valerie as I'm overdrawn right now
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