Mini mincemeat palmiers

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Why not whip up some of these to give to friends as a present, or serve them at your New Year’s Eve party?

It’s a great alternative to mince pies, and it’s easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Spiced sugar ingredients

2 cloves
1 star anise
100g icing sugar

Palmiers ingredients

Roll of puff pastry (the rectangular ones are the most practical)
200g of puff pastry
200g of mincemeat
40g of plain flour, for dusting

Method

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry (or use a pre-rolled sheet) into a large rectangle (30cm x 20cm).

Spread the mincemeat evenly over the entire surface of the pastry.

Roll up the 2 longest sides to meet in the middle, creating 2 Swiss rolls joined at the base.

Set aside in the freezer until firm, around 10-15 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4.

Remove the pastry from the freezer and cut into 1cm thick slices.

Lay the slices onto a baking tray and dust with the spiced sugar.

Cook for 12-15 minutes in the oven until golden and caramelised on top.

Remove from the oven and serve warm, or allow to cool, dust with icing sugar and serve at room temperature.