Bunty makes mincemeat

bunty 002 Hello,
Every year my people mommy make mincemeat for Christmas, this year she said I could make some too. If you would like to make some I will tell you how, but you must be very careful because you will need to use sharp knifes and grater, and big hot pans.


You will need

3lb Apples

1 pint of cider

1 orange and 1 lemon

2lb mixed dried fruit
1lb dark brown sugar

3 teaspoons mixed spice

Quarter pint of brandy

First I had to sterilize the jam jars. First I had to put on the oven on a low setting. then I had to wash and rise the jars and lids. Then put the jars and the lids into the oven. If the lids are plastic you have to soak them in boiling water. Next peel and core the apples and cut them into little pieces

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 Put them into a big pan with the cider and the juice and zest of the orange and lemon. The zest is the coloured part of the skin, try not to get the white pith because it is very bitter, and be careful not to grate your paws.

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Put it on the stove and bring to the boil, then boil for 10 minutes until the apples have gone all mushy, add the fruit, sugar and mixed spice. When the sugar has melted give it a stir and cook slowly for 20 minutes.

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Take the pan off the heat and stir and leave to cool

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Make labels, write what is in the jar and the date

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When the mincemeat has cooled stir in the brandy. Then very carefully take the jars from the oven and spoon the mincemeat in, and put the lids on very quickly. When the jars have cooked stick on the labels.  Then you have to wait two weeks before you can use it.

bunty 008I am getting very good at waiting.

Love Bunty

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