Cakes & other yummy Sweets


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Mini Mince Pies

A mince pie, also known as minced pie, is a small British sweet pie traditionally served during the Christmas season.
Its ingredients are traceable to the 13th century, when returning European crusaders brought with them Middle Eastern recipes containing meats, fruits and spices.
The early mince pie was known by several names, including mutton pie, shrid pie and Christmas pie.
Typically its ingredients were a mixture of minced meat, suet, a range of fruits, and spices such as cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
Served around Christmas, the savoury Christmas pie (as it became known) was associated with supposed Catholic “idolatry” and during the English Civil War was banned by the Puritan authorities. Nevertheless, the tradition of eating Christmas pies in December continued through to the Victorian era, although by then its recipe had become sweeter and its size reduced markedly from the large oblong shape once observed.
Today the mince pie remains a popular seasonal treat enjoyed by many across the United Kingdom.

***© 2011 Bridget Davey Photography – All rights reserved.Do not use any of my images without permission…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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