Vegan Mince Pies

MINCE PIES (Vegan) Recipe at MyDish

MINCE PIES (Vegan)

Ingredients

  • 1 LB  Organic Fine Plain Wholemeal (or Spelt) Flour
  • 1 LB  Organic White Plain Flour
  • 2 TBSP  Cornflour
  • 1 LEVEL TSP Baking Powder
  • 1 LEVEL TSP Sea Salt
  • 1 LB  Vegetable Margarine (Suma or Biona are good for a short pastry)
  • 5 OZS Light Muscovado Sugar
  • 3-4 TBSP Cold Water
  • 2 JARS Mincemeat

Method

  • PASTRY PREPARATION
  • 1. Measure out FLOUR, CORNFLOUR, BAKING POWDER, SALT and sift into large bowl.
  • 2. Measure out SUGAR and sift into separate bowl.
  • 3. Cut chilled MARGARINE into the flour and rub it in using the tips of fingers until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • 4. Add SUGAR.
  • 5. Have some COLD WATER ready in a cup and add 3 TABLESPOONS and begin to mix in to form a firm dough that will roll into a ball. Add more water very gradually at this stage as too much will spoil the pastry – the less the better!
  • 6. Turn into a polythene bag and refrigerate for half an hour. (This quantity is enough for making 36 mince pies, any not used can be frozen).
  • MAKING MINCE PIES
  • 7. Grease a 12 cup bun baking tray for making pies.
  • 8. Begin by using around a quarter of the chilled pastry on a floured surface and roll with floured rolling pin into a flat shape. If the dough is right then this will be easy and there will be no sticking to the rolling pin.
  • 9. Use PASTRY CUTTERS (improvise with a lid from a jar!) to cut the right size of circle to fit baking tin shape.
  • 10. Put a teaspoonful of mincemeat into each pie. Do not overfill.
  • 11. Now cut a smaller circle of PASTRY to act as a lid to the mince pie.
  • 12. With a PASTRY BRUSH wet the edges of the pies and wet the inside edge of the pastry lid. Place on top of each pie, pressing edges to stick together.
  • 13. Use a FORK to make a pattern on the rim of pastry.
  • 14. Brush tops with SOYA MILK and sprinkle with DEMERARA SUGAR.
  • 15. Finally, use the thin end of a teaspoon to make a small hole in the centre of each pie.
  • BAKING
  • 16. Bake at 200 degrees C/ 400 degrees F for 20 – 25 minutes until golden brown. Leave in tray for 10 minutes before removing to cooling rack.

Tips

  • * Sunflower margarines are best for baking. BIONA ORGANIC SUNFLOWER VEGETABLE MARGARINE and SUMA SUNFLOWER are particularly good because they contain palm oil.
    * The CO-OP do a nice light mincemeat that is Vegan and economical to buy.
    * Mince Pies freeze well.