Mince pies and history

This is a beautiful post and especially at this time of year when thoughts of our beloved who are gone, but certainly remembered. I hope it resonates with you all as well. Please go visit Sue and her lovely small dog Ani. You will Bo so glad you did!,

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David Emile Joseph de Noter (1818-1892), A Maid In The Kitchen David Emile Joseph de Noter (1818-1892), A Maid In The Kitchen

I managed to resist a whole ten minutes… my guest won’t really want a whole dozen after all… eleven will do…

I may have mentioned that I have a bit of a thing for mince pies. Especially home-made ones. Especially mine.

I know, I know… but I do make good pastry…

My great grandmother was the first one to teach me to bake so my skills date back to her… and through her to her mother. Great Granny was born in 1892 … her mother in 1869… and their Victorian, and more importantly, Yorkshire culinary skills were passed to me.

Great granny taught her own child and granddaughter to bake and they taught me too. So generations of knowledge came down to ‘keep your hands cold and handle it as little as possible’ as far as pastry was concerned…

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  1. Sue Vincent
    Dec 22, 2014 @ 08:16:00

    Thank you, Kanzen 🙂 I’m just starting the catch up from the stuffed inboxes and slothful internet..

    Reply

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