Mincemeat by Carina Contini Makes 3 x 500g jars Ingredients 1 unwaxed lemon, juice and zest 1 unwaxed orange, juice and zest 300g currants 300g sultanas 125g candied citrus peel
1 tsp ground spice 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 300g soft brown sugar 300g Bramley cooking apples, peeled and grated 300g unsalted butter, melted 150g brandy (or favourite tipple) Method 1 Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl, adding the freshly grated apple at the end to stop them discolouring.
Studded with raisins and house-made candied citrus peel
, it also has a subtle sprinkle of chocolate streusel on top.
"It was such a magical combination of flavors," she said, speaking of lebkuchen's ginger, cardamom, and cloves, its rich nuttiness, and candied citrus peel
. "I kept going back and trying different kinds, and I got a little obsessed." After discovering that lebkuchen are all-but-impossible to find in New York, she started to make them at home.
The body gel-cream helps to nourish the skin while enveloping it in the juicy, delectable scent of candied citrus peel
Traditionally mince pies are filled with a mixture of raisins, sultanas, apricots, glacA cherries, candied citrus peel
, apples, various types of nuts and mixed spices ( typically nutmeg and cinnamon.