Nici Wickes’ sweet Christmas mince shortcake

Try something new with your Christmas fruit mince this year with Nici Wickes’ Christmas shortcake. A sweet, crumbly crust is filled with her mum’s ever-reliable mincemeat recipe, and makes a gorgeous gift for friends and family.
Sweet Christmas mince shortcake
18 pieces

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Mum's Christmas mincemeat


1.Cream the butter and sugar until pale, then add the egg and beat well. Add the flour, baking powder and orange zest, mixing well. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
2.Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line a Swiss roll tin with baking paper.
3.Halve the dough. On a floured piece of baking paper, roll each half out to fit the tin. Carefully transfer to the lined tin, pressing it gently into the base. Spread the mincemeat evenly over, then cover with the other dough half. Bake for 25 minutes or until it begins to colour at the edges.
4.When cool, dust with icing sugar, cut into squares and enjoy.

Mum’s Christmas mincemeat

5.Place all of the ingredients in your food processor and pulse to combine, but not so much that it turns mushy. Spoon into sterilised jars, pop the lids on and keep in the fridge until required. Should it become dry, add a little more brandy.

This mincemeat recipe keeps well in the fridge.


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