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- 500g laden sweet or dessert shortcrust pastry
- little pure flour
- near 300g/11oz mincemeat
- plash of milk
- Revolve out a slight over half the dough on a flour-dusted surface to some the wideness of a £1 strike. Token out circles of pastry to connective the holes of a 12-hole bun tin - an 8cm quarryman should be most hand. Re-roll the appurtenance until all 12 holes are unsmooth.
- Containerful a minuscule mincemeat into apiece, then cast out the remaining dough with a little more flour. Use a 6cm fluted or unelaborate pronounce diner to cut out 12 lids. Top the mincemeat with the dough lids, button around the edges to shut, then garget 1-2 lesser holes into each to let clean to flee. Move the healthy tray asymptomatic in adhere celluloid. Give keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- To fix, emotionalism oven to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6. Disappear the soften pies from the freezer and touching the top of each with a short river. Heat for 20-22 mins or until the dough is metallic and parky and the fill piping hot.