for family meals :
recipe for Homemade Mincemeat comes from Salamander
Cookshop - www.salamandercookshop.com
has been one of Britains leading cookshops since
1993. Their philosophy is to bring you the best kitchen
equipment quality cookware, bakeware, knives,
mills and other kitchen utensils and accessories
from around the world.
Once you've made and eaten your own Mincemeat you will
never buy the mass produced type again. It really is
very easy and is a far superior product in every way
that will be appreciated by all this Christmas time.
I tend to make it every two years so it has time to
mature and add vegetable suet, at about 75g per 500g
jar, just before using it.
for Homemade Mincemeat
300g cooking apples, coarsely grated
200g carrots, finely grated
125g dried apricots, coarsely chopped
125g prunes, coarsely chopped
125g glace cherries, coarsely chopped
125g fresh root ginger, finely grated
175g mixed peel
Grated rind and juice of 2 lemons
Grated rind and juice of 2 oranges
125g runny honey or molasses sugar
250ml brandy plus extra for jars
2tsp ground coriander seeds
1 tsp ground allspice berries
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground cardamom pods
½ tsp ground caraway seeds
½ tsp ground star anise
to make Homemade Mincemeat
all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
and leave to stand in a warm kitchen for 2 days.
tightly into sterilized jars and cover with waxed
1 - 2 tablespoons of brandy into each jar and seal.
you use, mix 75g vegetable suet into the contents
of each 500g jar.
about 2.5 kg - shelf life 2 years