Mr Chay Boare surprised me this afternoon with two paper bags containing some delicious mincemeat products !
Two mince pies and a mincemeat cranberry crumble.
The two pies are large and deep too. one contains mincemeat and is finished with a pastry star and icing sugar, whilst the other is a festive take on a frangipan, but with a mincemeat layer.
Each pie was £1.25, which is a moderate outlay for a single product, however these are sizable and certainly look well constructed.
The frangipan pie had a great flavour, but there wasn’t enough mincemeat even though it was flavourful.
The mince pie with the star lid was delicious, it had a lot of tasty, slightly sharper mincemeat and sweet pastry. I enjoyed the taste but the mincemeat could have been a touch sweeter.
The last item was the best. It was a crumbly, delicious slice with zesty, sharp cranberry mincemeat and it was incredibly moreish. the crumble topping was a great contrast to the mincemeat which works really well.
The frangipan pie 8/10
The star topped mince pie 8.5/10
the mincemeat cranberry crumble 9/10