Mincemeat Buns For an ‘elevenses’ treat or after-school snack, these buns are a delicious alternative to mince-pies but still pack a festive punch.
The recipe makes a sufficient amount to keep hungry young yummies happy for a couple of days and they couldn’t be easier to make - so ideal for getting the children involved.
I’m reliably informed they also taste rather good with brandy sauce…
Mincemeat Buns (makes 32).
375g (12oz) mincemeat
250g (8oz) currants
150g (5oz) caster sugar
150g (5oz) soft butter/margarine
250g (8oz) self-raising flour
1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and beat well for about 2 minutes.
2. Divide the cake mixture evenly among the paper cases, putting them into bun tins if preferred.
3. Bake in a preheated oven at 160 degrees Celsius for around 25-30 minutes until golden and springy to the touch.
4. Transfer the cakes to a wire rack and leave to cool. Recipe by Mary Berry.