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Saturday, 28 November 2015

Cherry and Walnut

I have sat in my kitchen at the moment a bowl of Christmas goodies. I had hoped to have enough mincemeat left from last Christmas but had suddenly realised I needed some more. It's takes a week or so to mature so I needed to get on with making it.
 The mincemeat I am making this time is quite a luxurious mix. It is cherry and walnut and a firm favourite in our house. 


The main reason I save it as a special one is that it contains half a pint of brandy!


All the fruit, spices, sugar and brandy are all mixed up and ready to sit.


Tomorrow it will be ready to pop in some jars.


7 comments:

  1. Ooh, that's interesting - I think I've had homemade mincemeat but I've never seen it being made before and never thought of trying. This year I bought a big jar from Lidl - no idea what it will be like and too much for my use but as I was there... I'm sure yours will be delicious though.

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    1. Very easy Ella and you don't have to make a huge amount. You had add it to your repertoire. My mother in law actually used to mince hers. I like mine lumpy!

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  2. I actually did make mincemeat just once - it had quite a bit of apple in the mix and it fermented and over spilled the jars, filling the cupboard and kitchen with rather a boozy smell!

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  3. We make a 'Delia' mincemeat which is cooked before use. Most of it goes in the Xmas puds. Not tried cherry and walnut, it sounds (and looks) delicious x

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  4. sounds fabulous - mince pies are my favourite festive taste

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