New to Van Clarke? Subscribe to our newsletter for 15% off your first order. Start your haircare journey today.

Gaby's Bakery - Puff Pastry Mince Pies

November 30, 2023

Gaby's Bakery - Puff Pastry Mince Pies

It's Christmas, and thank you, I don't mind if I do - yes, I like a mince pie. But often with the ones I'm offered, I find the balance of pastry overwhelms the filling. These aren't quite the traditional pastry mince pies, but are made from puff pastry to be lighter, airier and absolutely delicious.

Puff Pastry Mince Pies

Ingredients:
1 Puff pastry ready rolled sheet
320g jar mincemeat
Egg-wash
Flaked almonds
Icing sugar

Method
Preheat oven to 200⁰C.
Take the puff pastry sheet out of the fridge and unroll onto a clean lightly floured work surface. Spread a thin layer of mincemeat over the entire pastry, and then roll the pastry up (like a swiss roll, widthways). Place back in the fridge for 20 mins. Take out and with a sharp knife cut it into appx. 24 slices.

Place each pie flat side down either on to a prepared baking tray lined with parchment paper, or you can place each one in the individual hole of a greased muffin tray, (as they may keep their shape a little better). Egg wash the top of each and then sprinkle flaked almonds over the top. Place in the oven for appx. 18 mins, until pastry has puffed and browned.

Take out the oven and allow to cool, then sprinkle with icing sugar. Ask the family to form an orderly queue. These disappear fast.

Enjoy.

 Gaby Van Clarke





Also in Blogs

How to Stay Fit Without Ruining Your Hair
How to Stay Fit Without Ruining Your Hair

May 24, 2024

When people devote themselves to keeping fit, they can inadvertently damage their hair. Here’s what to watch out for and how to make keep-fit sessions the perfect opportunity for healthier hair.

Continue Reading

In the Chair - Real People Real Hair - Julie
In the Chair - Real People Real Hair - Julie

May 24, 2024

Coupe Sauvage was the brief. That French term from the 1970s encapsulating all lengths of very layered, textured, vibrant styles that hinted at the sexuality of wild, rampant and raw. And growing out tint isn't always successful, most people return to having colour, but Julie's was a rare case where the...

Continue Reading

Difficult Blondes
Difficult Blondes

May 24, 2024

Where were you standing when you decided to adjust your hair colour? Do you stand there often?

At the first salon I worked as a junior, back in the last century, the colourists at the salon had an interesting technique for showing clients their finished results; escorting them to the ladies toilet where a single electric wall light seemed to cast a favourable glow.

Continue Reading