Friday, 14 December 2007

Mince Pies

My mother makes the best mince pies in the world.

Her secret ingredient is vinegar.

I can't compete so I use a different recipe.

My secret ingredient is orange rind.

11 comments:

gms said...

Shame on you for giving away family secrets. These recipes have enormous commercial value. The one for treacle tart recently changed hands for over £500.
As punishment, the secret ingredient for barbecue sauce will only be revealed posthumously!

peppermintpatcher said...

I see that they are served up on Christmas plates!

driftwood said...

vinegar! wow I had no idea that increased the value of a recipe so much.
I hate to be a traitor to the best mince pies in the world, but I like the sound of orange rind better

MrM said...

gms, mon vieux, this cuts both ways - your days are numbered ;-)

blackbird said...

The very idea of vinegar - even a smidge in secret, curls my hair. Now, orange rind I can get behind.

Ali said...

...and posh plates!

Dragonfly said...

I'm in the orange juice camp personally! A la Nigella!!

carrie said...

They look gorgeous!

Anne said...

beautiful! I love pies but if i made them there would be no one to eat them.

Lina said...

My mum makes great ones too with lemon zest and crushed almonds.

bluemountainsmary said...

Fortunately for me I have a good baker in the village!