Chocolate Christmas Mince Pie Recipe

Fancy a change from a traditional Christmas? How about trying to bake mince pies with a Christmas twist? Everyone loves chocolate, especially at Christmas time!

Check out this delicious chocolate mince pie recipe:


路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽280g plain flour, sifted

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽125g icing sugar, sifted

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽50g cocoa powder, sifted

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽pinch salt

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽200g cold butter, diced

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽2 free-range egg yolk

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽500g聽ready-made mincemeat

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽2 clementine's, zest and juice

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽2 tbsp milk

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽1 free-range egg, beaten


1.聽Mix the flour, icing sugar, cocoa powder, and salt together in a bowl. Mix in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

2.聽Stir in the egg until the mixture comes together in clumps (you may need to a little cold water). Knead the dough briefly until smooth, wrap in clingfilm and leave to chill in the fridge for one hour.

3.聽Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.

4.聽Mix the mincemeat, clementine zest and juice together in a bowl.

5.聽Remove the pastry from the fridge, and roll out to a thickness of 0.5cm/录in. Using a 7.5cm/3in fluted cutter, stamp out 12 discs from the pastry and use them to line a 12-hole bun tin. Fill each hole with two teaspoons of the mincemeat mixture and brush the edges with a little milk.

6.聽Using a 6cm/2陆in fluted cutter, cut out 12 circles and use them to top the mince pies, pressing the edges together with your fingertips. Re-roll any remaining pastry and cut our snowflakes or star shapes to decorate the top. Brush the top of each mince pie with beaten egg and gently place the decorations on top, then brush again with egg.

7.聽Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the pastry is cooked through.

Taken from BBC Food

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