All posts tagged: mincemeat

Mincemeat Supermarket Taste Test

Christmas Supermarket Taste Test | Mincemeat

If you made your own mincemeat this year then you are a far better person than I am. I bet you’ve got all your Christmas gifts wrapped up already too, sent all your cards and planned your December 25th outfit, have you? Well, you won’t be needing this post, this is for us last minute idiots that wish we were you – the mulled wine taste test will land in your inbox tomorrow, it will be of far more use to you. Mince pies are so easy to make quickly if you’re good with pastry, and they make the house smell gorgeous. They’re a wonderful thing to whip up if you know you’ve got someone popping over for a Christmas coffee, so I always keep a couple of jars of mincemeat in at this time of year. I wanted to find out which the best jar was, partly to help you lot out, but mostly because I really liked the idea of doing a supermarket taste test. I’ve got a jar from each of the four …

The Page 3 Mince Pie on Cate in the Kitchen

The Page Three Mince Pie

I’ve heard lots of people say that they don’t like mince pies over the years, and it doesn’t usually cause an emotional reaction in me. Because that would be weird. But last year, an American that I really like – I think it was Rob Delaney, but I have almost no recollection at all – slagged them off in a way that got me just a tiny bit riled up. I don’t remember what he said exactly, but the quote involved the words “wodges of stodge” and made reference to how British people must just be a bit mad to continue to eat them so much every year. Thinking about it, perhaps it wasn’t an American, do Americans say wodge and stodge? Anyway, the reason it got me a little bit is because.. it’s kind of true. Are both of those layers of pastry entirely necessary? Ever since I was a child, I’ve been removing the lid of mince pies to eat them, and then munching on it afterwards as a sort of second dessert. In …