Snowy Festive Fir Trees
Mince pies with a twist? Snowy Festive Fir Trees taken from the Dairy Diary.
Ready-rolled puff pastry sheet 320g pack
Milk 2 tsp
Mincemeat 275g (10oz)
Flaked almonds 2 tbsp
Icing sugar 75g (3oz), plus extra for dusting
Lemon juice 2 tsp
Unroll pastry and cut in half lengthways. Cut 9 triangles per strip, each 7cm (3in) across bottom and about 12cm (5in) at sides. Reserve trimmings. Arrange triangles on 2 baking trays lined with baking paper. Score a line around triangles to make a thin border. Cut small squares out of leftover pastry and press onto base of each triangle for a trunk. Brush border and trunk with milk. Chill. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°fan/Gas 6.
Spoon a heaped teaspoon of mincemeat on each triangle. Carefully spread inside border. Scatter almonds over. 3 Bake for 20 minutes until crisp and golden. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
Bake for 20 minutes until crisp and golden. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
Mix 75g (3oz) icing sugar with lemon juice and 1 teaspoon water. Drizzle icing at pointed end of trees and a little further down to look like snow. When set, dust with icing sugar.