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
1 star anise
100g icing sugar
Roll of puff pastry (the rectangular ones are the most practical)
200g of puff pastry
200g of mincemeat
40g of plain flour, for dusting
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.