So let's say you're like me and you are a naturally lazy person, but you want to make some impressive holiday sweet treats. Look no further. Here are my delicious Lazy Mince Pies.
What you need:
1 pack frozen large puff pastry vol-au-vent cases
1 jar mincemeat (I used homemade vegetarian mincemeat that was given to us by a friend)
First, cook those vol-au-vent cases according to the package directions. If you like, brush them with milk before cooking. I didn't bother.
When cooked and cooled, fill them with the mincemeat.
Easy so far, right? Now comes the tricky bit. (OK, it's not very tricky).
Take some caster sugar (2 or 3 tablespoons) and a clean (very important) CLEAN coffee grinder. Put the sugar in the grinder, add a tiny drop of vanilla extract, and grind that stuff into powder.
Next you need a sieve of some sort. I couldn't find one but I did have a strainer that came with a bottle of port. Put the sugar in the strainer, and sprinkle all over the pies.
|This kind of thing. £6 from Amazon.|
Serve and enjoy. Merry Christmas.
|Om nom nom.|