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The Blood Type Diet Archives Volume 12

Wheat -free mince pies

Posted By: Kate (O+)
Date: Wednesday, 22 December 1999, at 2:56 p.m.

I have developed a wheat-free mince pie recipe which I thought I'd share with you. Mince pies are an integral part of Christmas in Britain, but I don't know if American, Canadian and Australian friends eat them. Anyway, here's the recipe.

Make pastry with 6oz rice flour, 4 oz butter or margarine, 1 teasp. sugar and 1 egg. Use your hands to mix all together until it forms a ball. Chill for a couple of hours and return to room temperature before rolling out thinly. Cut rounds and line bun tins (will make about 24 mince pies. Put a very scant teasp. mincemeat into each pie. Now make the topping. This is bakewell tart topping made by creaming together 4oz butter or margarine and 4oz castor sugar until they are light and fluffy. Add four egg yolks and two egg whites as well as 4oz ground almonds (or ground walnuts). Spoon a covering of the mixture onto each mince pie. Bake in a hot oven (220 degrees centigrade) until the tops are beginning to brown (about twenty minutes).

You can, of coourse, make your own mincemeat rather than use a commercial one. I find a mixture of raisins, chopped dates and chopped almonds soaked in lemon juice is nice, as is a little chopped apple added to a bought mincemeat.

This isn't a very healthy recipe with all that butter and sugar, but it's only once a year - and it doesn't contain any wheat.

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