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 Post subject: Re: Sainsbury's free from deep filled mince pies
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:19 am 
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Gulliver wrote:
Consequently, in England, mince pies are both illegal and available in a supermarket near you.
Ha.
Badgermog wrote:
Traditional fruit mincemeat still include plenty of animal fat in the form of suet too.
This makes me want to vom a little.

Thanks for the explanations, guys! I feel like it is something I might want to try? I KNOW. I was warned.


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 Post subject: Re: Sainsbury's free from deep filled mince pies
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:20 pm 
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Doooo eeeeet. You know you want to.

Have a Costa warm mince pie to start off with though. Cold is a bit hard core to start off with.

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 Post subject: Re: Sainsbury's free from deep filled mince pies
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:31 pm 
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Meggs wrote:
Thanks for the explanations, guys! I feel like it is something I might want to try? I KNOW. I was warned.

i've always found mince pies pleasing to my American palate. they're nothing to be afraid of.

i also had a mince pie milkshake in Exeter about 3 years ago. it was delicious.

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 Post subject: Re: Sainsbury's free from deep filled mince pies
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:31 pm 
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Am currently nomming a mince pie that I call homemade, even though all I did was cut out a couple of bits of Jus Roll and whomp a spoon of jarred mince in the middle. Still good though.
I am a mince pie fan, which is odd as I really dislike christmas cake and pudding...

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:04 pm 
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Halos wrote:
Best homemade mince pies are when you put balls of marzipan in the bottom. Leave that custard alone!


Nice! I was thinking of making marzipan stars to put on top of mine this year instead of pastry, but in the bottom might be better because it'll probably stay softer.

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 Post subject: Re: Sainsbury's free from deep filled mince pies
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:27 pm 
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Gulliver wrote:
Meggs wrote:
I wasn't trying to be a bisque. Help me understand the UK ways.
I don't understand mince. Isn't there a fruit mince and also a meat mince?
Historically, it was a blend of minced meat and fruits and spices, but eventually the meat part disappeared and now it's mostly spiced fruit. "Mince meat" can refer specifically to mince pie filling, but generally means ground up animals. It's not used in other fruit contexts that I can think of.

It's a bit like a heavily spices eccles cake in pie format (although, if you've never had a mince pie, you've probably never had an eccles cake). Like many Christmas things, it's something you only eat once a year and probably for a good reason.

No no no.

''Mincemeat" is chopped, dried fruit and spices and stuff, and only ever goes in little sweet pies at Christmas.

"Mince" is ground up meat.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:49 pm 
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I've been here for 6 years and still haven't plucked up the courage to try a mince pie. They just don't look appetizing, and people keep comparing them to squirrel poo (similar things were said last year, and probably the year before that...). And, you know, I've eaten haggis (pregan, of course) and I still don't want to try mince pies.

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 Post subject: Re: Sainsbury's free from deep filled mince pies
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:30 am 
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I love haggis (they make vegan versions! Even available in the smallish Tesco) but hate mince pies. You're not missing anything.


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 Post subject: Re: Sainsbury's free from deep filled mince pies
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:13 am 
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GreenDuck wrote:
No no no.

''Mincemeat" is chopped, dried fruit and spices and stuff, and only ever goes in little sweet pies at Christmas.

"Mince" is ground up meat.

Simple.


The double use of meaty words cancels out all meat, like a double negative.


...right?


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 Post subject: Re: Sainsbury's free from deep filled mince pies
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:41 am 
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Christmas for me is all about things stuffed to the hilt with dried/preserved fruit. Mince pies are delicious. Haters gonna hate.


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