Mince pies

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laurdan

Mince pies

Can you tell me. What is a patty tin, as used in Delia's mince pie recipe? I have a muffin tin will this suffice, or will the pies be too deep? Also is it ok to use only butter in the the short crust pastry??

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Yummy

Mince pies


"Can you tell me. What is a patty tin, as used in Delia's mince pie recipe? I have a muffin tin will this suffice, or will the pies be too deep? Also is it ok to use only butter in the the short crust pastry??"

Morning Laurdan, a 'patty tin' is a lot shallower than a Muffin tin, perhaps just slightly over a 1/2 inch deep, I personally would think that a muffin tin would hold too much mincemeat.
You can use all butter in your pastry, but the lard will make the pastry a lot shorter and flakier. is it for religious reasons , or can you just not get the lard where you live ?
hope this helps.

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Lindsey, Food Editor

Mince Pies

Hello laurdan,

Yummy is right Delia does use the shallow tin for her recipe.

I have tested Delia’s Mince Pie recipe (using the same size cutters) in the muffin tin and it does work but it is a bit fiddlier because of the depth of the tin (i.e. when you make them the pastry only comes up about a third of the sides).

If you are in the UK and prefer not to use lard you could replace it with Trex vegetable fat.

Best wishes

Lindsey

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sam from worthing

mince pies.


its the shallower tin that us from a certain generation might call a "fairy cake" tin size, which i so much prefer to muffins and cup cakes.

 
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