Can you believe it? 70 hours! I think we must all be going mad! All that for just one day. I don’t know what happened to me this year. I usually know exactly what I’m getting everyone and have finished my shopping by now.
Star-Topped Mince Pies:This is the way I make my mince pies, and there is no changing me or them: they are small, to be popped straight into the mouth in one go; the pastry is plain, the better to contrast with the rich, fruited filling; and they have not full casings but little stars as lids, which makes them look beautiful and taste flutteringly light.