Christmas recipe: Mince pies

Treat your family to some delicious homemade mince pies from executive chef Oliver Weber at the Doha Marriott Hotel

Christmas recipe: Mince pies
Mince meat

Ingredients:
450 gr Apples (chopped small and no need to peel)
350 gr Raisin
225 gr Sultana
225 gr Currants
225 gr Candied mix peel
350 gr Soft dark brown sugar
2 pcs Orange (zest and juice)
2 pcs Lemon (zest and juice)
50 gr Almond stick
1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder
¼ tsp Nutmeg powder

Method:
• Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl.

• Stir them together very thoroughly.

• After mixing, cover the mixture with a clean cloth and leave the mixture in a cool place.

• Overnight or minimum 12 hours.

• After 12 hrs. Preheat the oven to 110C.

• Before putting it in the oven, cover the bowl loosely with foil and bake it for 3 hours.

• As it cools, stir from time to time and let the mixture coagulate.

• Keep on stirring until mixture is well mixed.

Sugar dough recipe

Ingredients:
600 gr Butter
300 gr Sugar
4 pcs Egg yolks

Method:
• Mix the butter and sugar together until smooth and creamy.

• Put in the egg yolk little by little.

• Mix until ingredients are incorporated.

• Put in the flour and mix, do not over mix since it will make the dough elastic.

• Wrap in plastic film and let it rest in the fridge overnight.

• Ready to use.

Final Steps for the MINCE PIE:
• Make sure the dough is not too hard or too soft so it can be easily rolled out into thin layers of 1/2cm.

• Cut them round according to preferred size of the pie mold and make sure they are greased properly.

• Place the pie dough/sugar dough on top of the mold and make sure all has equal sizes.

• Then place the mincemeat inside the pie dough, fill it up until it reaches the lip of the mold.

• Cover pie with the remaining pie dough. Egg wash the lip so it will stick together.

• Brush the top with egg mixture.

• Bake at 180C for 25-30 minutes until golden brown in colour.

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