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Old 20.11.2010, 23:14
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Mince Pies

Hi All,

Does anyone know where I can get mince pies in Zurich? I've had a look at britshop but it seems they haven't got this in stock.

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Old 20.11.2010, 23:20
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Re: Mince Pies

Orell Fussli have them (the English one in Bahnhofstrasse) but they're not very good. You could buy fruit mince from britshop and make your own using a sweet shortcrust pastry..
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Old 20.11.2010, 23:22
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Re: Mince Pies

Or go whole hog and make your own mince as well.
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Re: Mince Pies

More chance of finding the Holy Grail!!
I found Robertsons mincemeat once in a shop in the Seedam centre. It was in the cat food section alol!!
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Re: Mince Pies

The Pie Shop stall at the Viadukt will have them, when I'm not sure.
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The Pie Shop stall at the Viadukt will have them, when I'm not sure.
Grumpy Grapefruit used to sell them in his Cheese Shop. Maybe he'll have some too. He's on the stall next to the pie shop.
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Re: Mince Pies

Globus, and Jelmoli had them as well

or make your own, use the muffin tray, here is Ainsley Harriot's recipe, really mmmmmm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/mymincepies_71055
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Re: Mince Pies

Mince Pies always arrive at Britshop end of November/beginning of December due to the short shelf life...

This year they will arrive on 1st December and will be availble online as from 2nd December.
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Re: Mince Pies

I get terrible cravings for mince pies, since i was pregnant with my son 5 years ago! Starts in November.

So faced with a lack of mince pies and a lack of desire to pay £6 for a jar of mincemeat I finally made my own mincemeat on Sunday.

The main issue here is the lack of suet, so I found a recipe with butter instead - incredibly easy and tastes pretty fantastic so far:

Ingredients
Makes 1.2 kg (enough for 24 pies). Takes 30 mins.

100g butter
200g soft dark brown sugar eg unrefined muscovado
250ml orange juice
2tsp ground mixed spice
½tsp ground cinnamon
½tsp ginger
Pinch of grated nutmeg
250g Bramley apples
200g sultanas
200g currants
100g dried cranberries
200g mixed candied peel, finely chopped
1tbsp grated orange zest
150ml brandy, cognac, rum or whisky


Combine the butter, sugar, orange juice and all the spices in a saucepan, and leave on a gentle heat, stirring occasionally, until the butter has melted and the mixture is smooth.

Peel, quarter, core and finely chop the apples. Add the chopped apples to the pan, along with the sultanas, currants, cranberries, candied peel and orange zest, stirring well. Bring to the boil, and simmer gently for ten minutes or until the apples have softened, then set aside. Add the brandy, and allow to cool.

When cold, spoon into clean, dry jars, and seal tightly. Store in a cool place until required. You can make this up to six months ahead. Oh well, there’s always next year.

All ingredients from Migros!
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Re: Mince Pies

Thanks for that - was wondering about the lack of suet myself, so this is absolutely golden! Cheers!
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Old 08.12.2010, 11:18
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200g soft dark brown sugar eg unrefined muscovado

...All ingredients from Migros!

Really ? I better visit Basel land then. I've only ever found this in specialist shops in Zurich (I expect it's in Jelmoli, but I rarely shop there).
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Re: Mince Pies

Once again it is EFer's to the rescue. Thank you
I have made 4 batches of mince pies with SAFARI fruitmince I received from South Africa, recently.
They are all eaten up, nummy nummy and everyone is asking for more.

So now I have the choice of making my own fruit mince or shopping for it.

Does anyone know if the fruit mix in the packet at Migros is any good? It feels awfully liquidy! and I still need to add BRANDY !!¨
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Re: Mince Pies

make your own, it really is quite easy!

www.deliaonline.com
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Old 14.12.2010, 18:30
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Re: Mince Pies

Bought Mr Kipling's from Britshop.
And clotted cream.........!!
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Re: Mince Pies

For the first time ever, made my own mincemeat (got beef fat/suet from our local butcher) and made my own rough puff pastry - I'm quite proud. Our grandson is severely allergic to eggs and some nuts, so wanted to make absolutely sure they are OK for him.
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Re: Mince Pies

10 boxes of Mr Kiplings best in my larder- if I had known would have smuggled treble the amount through the border and given them out as it was only buy one get one free from Tesco's, and they were bloody cheap
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Re: Mince Pies

The stall at the "Viaduct" has many different English pies (also mince pies). Have tried them - they are pretty good.
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10 boxes of Mr Kiplings best in my larder- if I had known would have smuggled treble the amount through the border and given them out as it was only buy one get one free from Tesco's, and they were bloody cheap
Give out the address taking a part time job as mince pie thief
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Re: Mince Pies

My wife has suddenly started bugging me about mince pies (it will be our 1st Christmas here).
Trouble is everyone we know driving back to UK won't be returning until the new year.
If only she had mentioned it a month ago!
She never fussed about them when we lived in the UK !
LuckilyI have now discovered this forum and will be using it for all these type of incidents as they occur (I know Salad Cream will become an issue soon as I see there is not a lot left).

So hi to everyone and thanks for this resource, i am sure to be using it a lot.
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Make your own - it's dead easy. Must say the butcher thought I was mad when I asked for a chunk of beef fat to grate - explained it is a quaint British thing - and he laughed. I put it in the freezer for 1 hour before grating into the fruit mixture and bake in a low oven (à la Delia).
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