What's the difference between mincemeat, and mince meat? It wasn't obvious for this American food website, who included beef in their mince pie recipe!
Find our where the biggest mince pie fans in the country are, and how many they'll be scoffing this festive season.
Nowadays they are small, round and can be served hot or cold with a dollop of cream or brandy butter. With not long to go until the big day, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to test a huge variety of brands from the popular London bakery Konditor and Cook to supermarkets like Aldi, Asda and Sainsbury’s. With plenty of flavour and a good ratio of filling to pastry, Konditor and Cook’s mince pies were a total hit with our testers.
From foot-long pigs in blankets to Brussels sprout flavoured tea, these are the most bonkers items to add to your shopping list this year.
The festive season is in full swing and for those in charge of serving up the highly-anticipated Christmas dinner, it can prove a last-minute headache.With an extensive shopping list, the in-laws set to trial the turkey and a miniature oven in your flat – there’s nothing more intimidating than feeding the family.But panic not, as we’ve rounded up the failsafe ways to tackle the big day this year.From freezing the turkey in advance (shock, horror) to chef-recommended ways of serving up sprouts this season, look no further for the ultimate Christmas dinner cheat sheet.You’re welcome.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK: 14 unexpected health benefits of mulled wineThe Christmas foods you’re cooking all wrongHow many calories is too much on Christmas Day?
Ever get bored of the dull old mince pie? The boring pastry? The same snooze-worthy mincemeat? Do you wish the office feeder would at least get a pack of Heston’s annual bizarre creations to break up the monotony?You Scrooge, you.Well fear not! Here are some creative ways to enjoy the classic festive treat, guaranteed to spice up your elevenses. All perfect with a nice, traditional cuppa. We’re not monsters, you know.Recipe at Baking in Pyjamas. Recipe at Diary of a Student Gourmet. Recipe at Rock My Style. Watch the recipe at One Pot Chef on YouTube. Recipe at The Little Loaf. Recipe at Nessa’s Family Kitchen. Recipe at Maison Cupcake. Recipe at The Spicy Pear. Recipe at Super Golden Bakes. Recipe at Moo Moo Cakes.
As if the thought of eating and drinking everything you can get your hands on wasn’t exciting enough, this year’s Christmas could be the best ever. Sipsmith Gin has created a mince pie-flavoured gin that brings together two of the greatest things in human history. Master distiller described the limited edition £20 set as “Christmas in a glass” - and we’d be hard pressed to argue with that.