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24/12/2013 at 14:29

I haven't made mincepies for years

How hot should the oven be? I don't want to burn them.

it's electric and fan. Hope you can help


24/12/2013 at 14:37

Shops are still open!

24/12/2013 at 14:39

I've made them Mark, just resting the pastry. Need to get the oven on

24/12/2013 at 14:47

Sorry, did not mean to be flippant. Just had a look at my wifes cooking notes, she pre-heats the oven to 200C and bakes for 10-13 mins until pale golden, then she cools for 5 mins.

hope that helps

24/12/2013 at 14:48

About 200c for about 20 mins (preheat the oven though). Perhaps 190 if fan oven.

24/12/2013 at 14:53

Lovely, thanks  Forester. Happy Christmas, I'll send you a mincepie

Oven on, allowance made for mine running at 30C higher than it says on the dial. I wondered why I kept burning things when I first had this oven. Then I bought an oven thermometer. It's a very nice oven once that's sorted out

24/12/2013 at 14:57

Ooooooh  - I  just fancy a mince pie - that would be lovely with a good cup of tea.  Hope they turn out OK.

24/12/2013 at 15:09

 They're in

24/12/2013 at 15:13

300C for 3 hours 

24/12/2013 at 15:56

Verd...Santa will only put coal in your stocking this year...

Were they ok nut? 200 degrees for about ten to fifteen sounded about right to me. 

24/12/2013 at 15:57

I'm not saving you one Verdun.  I was going to. But not now.

I'll have to get a new fire extinguisher

24/12/2013 at 16:19

Oh, I'm a bit late to this one - I'm sure they were fine - instructions sound spot on 

Verdun - I think you've cooked your goose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

24/12/2013 at 16:46

I know this is probably too late, but fan ovens need to be quite a bit cooler - 180C is hot enough. Made some yummy mince pies this year from here:

24/12/2013 at 16:51

They're good. thanks all (except Verdun) I did them at 165 NC. That's centigrade according to the Nut's oven.


24/12/2013 at 17:05

I thought it was help to eat them bugger I will have to go and buy some then

Merry Christmas all

24/12/2013 at 17:07

nut'll help you out with a recipe James!  


24/12/2013 at 17:07

Happy Christmas James (and everyone else)

24/12/2013 at 17:59

Happy Christmas nut, could I have mine with cream please?

24/12/2013 at 18:03

Wot?   Wot did I say?

24/12/2013 at 18:08

It's Christmas Verdun so I'll knock up another batch and you can have some.

300C for 3 hours, you know better than that. So do I fortunately

Cream, yes artjak. Happy Christmas

How do you like yours Verdun? Happy Christmas to you as well

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