Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Mincemeat Slices

This recipe is in in Delia Smith's Christmas, and is great if you want to make mince pies but can't quite bring yourself to make pastry.

You melt butter in a big pan, turn off heat, then stir in brown sugar. Mix in wholemeal flour and porridge oats, then firmly press half the mixture into a buttered pan. I used a square Pyrex dish and buttered and lined it with a strip of baking paper to make lifting the slice out easier. Smooth over a layer of fruit mince, then press over the other half of the oat/butter mixture. Cook in a 200 C oven for 20 mins or until the top is lightly browned. Cut into 12 pieces but don't remove them from the dish until they are cool.

150 g butter
75 g soft brown sugar
225 g wholewheat flour
110 g porridge oats
225 g mincemeat


Sezzy said...

I was thinking of making these slices this Christmas. I've made my usual batch of Delia mincemeat.

Zola the Gorgon said...

I've been making these for many years and have found that they are a little easier to eat if you whizz some of the oatmeal into fine crumbs.
This oaty mixture is also brilliant for making other fruit slices, apricot and almonds, currants and fresh, chopped mint, for instance.