After my disaster with making mince pies last year, I had a change of heart and decided that I would still continue making them (instead of just buying them from Sainsburys as I had threatened to do) but only do them small batches.
That was the theory any way. In reality it was a little different as my mam had such a good time two weeks ago when we made the cornbeef pies and the lemon and orange cakes for our Winter party, that she would like to help me make the mince pies.
So yesterday, my car boot was full of the various things I had to take with me to my mams in order to make the mince pies – mincemeat, flour, margarine, tins, cutters etc.
I’m delighted, nay ecstatic, to report that we made seven dozen and not one of them stuck ! ! !
Two weeks time she wants us to bake the lemon and orange cakes again.
I have a feeling that baking on a Friday may be come a regular occurrence…