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Vegan mince pie recipe

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No Christmas drinks party is complete without mince pies - but what if you or your guests are vegan? Do not fear! Here is your go-to vegan mince pie recipe to keep your friends full, festive and cheerful. 

Ingredients 

  • 250g plain flour (or a GF alternative)
  • 100g raw coconut oil 
  • 2 pinches of salt 
  • 80g caster sugar 
  • 8tbsp cold water 
  • 280g mincemeat 
  • a splash fo plant-based milk (any will do!) 
  • icing sugar for dusting. 

Instructions

    1. Before you start, place a 16-hole muffin tin in the fridge to chill
    2. Blend together the flour, salt, coconut oil and sugar in a food processor until it has a breadcrumb-like consistency
    3. Add the water 1 tbsp at a time until it starts to bind together around the blade. To avoid overworking the pastry, as soon as it starts to bind stop the blender. If the mixture has a dough-like consistency, it's good to go. If not, add a little more water 
    4. Turn out the dough onto your counter dusted with flour, then evenly roll with a rolling pin until it's 2-3mm thick
    5. Using a cookie cutter or the lid of a jar, cut 16 circles that are big enough to cover a muffin hole and exceed the sides so it's poking out the top
    6. Spoon in a generous amount of mincemeat to each one so that it fills each pastry case
    7. Roll the remaining pastry scraps to 2-3mm again and cut out 16 more circles to make the lid of the pies and place on top of each pie
    8. Next, press down the edges of each pie to make sure the lid and base are stuck together. You might also wish to indent the edge of each lid with a fork to make a pattern
    9. Brush the top of each pie with the milk then place in the fridge until the oven is heated to 200°C, then place in the oven
    10. Bake for 20-23 mins until the pastry is golden brown and the mincemeat bubbling
    11. Remove from the oven and (wearing oven gloves) using a knife prise out each pie from the tin, then place on a cooling rack
    12. To serve, dust with icing sugar!
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