Mincemeat Scones - A Great Way To Finish Christmas Leftovers
However, this Christmas I didn't make as many mince pies as I usually do, so I've got quite a bit of mincemeat left in the fridge. Fortunately, it does keep pretty well and I already knew what I want to do with it - a few things in mind, in fact.
I did plan on baking some festive flavoured scones for Christmas Day breakfast but something else got in the way so that didn't happen. Now it looks like the perfect time to make up for it.
100g butter, softened
330g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon brown sugar
A pinch of salt
100g of leftover mincemeat
1 egg for glazing, lightly beaten
Soften the butter in a large mixing bowl, mix all the dry ingredients in another bowl (I usually use the bowl that came with the electronic scale - really useful as I can just weigh everything at once) then add it to the butter.
I still don't own a food processor, and this time I've tried using my super reliable silicone spatula to do the mixing. As the butter is completely softened, the process is rather easy and turned out quite nice and crumbly.
Mix in the mincemeat. Then pour in the milk gradually, and form a dough as quickly as possible, so that the dough is kept as cool as possible, and not overworked (or the baked scones would be tough).