The rule for the pastry is twice the amount of flour for the amount of fat. We use:
- 140 gr plain flour
- a pinch of salt
- 70 gr butter (it is even better if you do half butter and half vegetable shortening)
- 2.5 table spoons of cold water
-15 g of butter to grease the tray
- a jar of mincemeat
- 2 tablespoons of milk
- a mould for muffins or tartlets
Put the water into the fridge.
In a food processor mix the flour, salt and butter and pulse it until it looks like breadcrumbs. Then add the water and pulse again until the pastry comes together into a ball. Cover it with cling film and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes. Meanwhile preheat the oven at 200 degrees.
Roll the pastry between two pieces of cling film. Cut it in round shapes with a cutter or a cup. Grease the tin with the butter, put a round of pastry in each tartlet hole. Put one and a half teaspoons of mincemeat on top. Then cut little starts of the pastry and cover the mincemeat with them (you can obviously do this with a bigger single star cutter or any other shape or none at all) Paint the pastry with the milk. Bake for 25 minutes.