Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Mince pie any one?

It's that time of year again. The smell of baking fills the house, sweet and spicy. I feel unnaturally organised and domestic as, on taking two trays of mincers out of the Aga and dusting them with icing sugar, the doorbell rings and visitors arrive unannounced. They are much impressed with my creativity.

'Tea?' I ask. The answer is 'yes, of course - with hot mince pies please'. We all sit down around the log-burner's warm glow to sip our tea and put the world to rights. What a cosy, homely scene it is.Well, that got rid of one tray of pies - our guests wrapped some up and took them home. In case they are stranded between here and Longridge and need emergency Christmas fare perhaps.

I've hidden some away and the remainder are disappearing alarmingly quickly - the Glam.Ass. it seems can't get enough. So - if you would like one, pipe up.

17 comments:

Frances said...

Yes, please!

I have got to find some time hidden somewhere to get going with my minimal Christmas baking. You are giving me lots of inspiration!

xo

Twiglet said...

oh Yum yum they look delicious - I wonder why mince pies taste so much nicer at this stage before Christmas. I made a few last week and they didn't last long!

Pondside said...

Please pop them into a box and send them COD - they'll last just a few minutes because I love mincemeat. Tarts are the perfect size - one or two bites and no uneven pie to be trimmed and trimmed until there's nothing left in the pie plate - quite a problem for Yours Truly who likes symmetry and mincemeat.

rachel said...

Mmmm, yes please. I haven't had a mince pie yet. With a nice cup of tea....

If you come round to me you'll get a very cheesy cheese scone and lashings of butter.

Preseli Mags said...

Oh yes please. I love mince pies and those look divine. What lucky impromptu visitors. How far is it from the Preselis to the side of your log-burner?

Wipso said...

Oh yes please. You can bring some with you when you drop in to share a fun day monday with us :-)
A x
ps we missed you yesterday

Elizabethd said...

They look incredibly professional. Bet they taste good too.

Fennie said...

Oh yes please. Do love the stars. They look gorgeously more-ish and tasty.

We shall all be on mincepie making duty when Rain and Shine come to our little theatre and we shall be serving mulled wine. We are sold out. Let's hope we have plenty of pies.

Anonymous said...

yes yes and yes! save me one. DLB

Exam Crisis said...

I'll have one if any are left, only had one of the bunch that I attempted. I have to admit yours are looking a damn sight better than my poor attempt

her at home said...

yes please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

snailbeachshepherdess said...

Apparently Betty's do that design with the star on - are you making theirs as well?

elizabethm said...

Just a couple will do thanks, couple of dozen that is. Love mince pies and yours look gorgeous. Will have emulate the stars I think!

Pam said...

Mountainear,
Of all the blogs I read you are the one that makes me really homesick. It's a compliment . X

Kari L√łnning said...

What perfect timing for you and your lucky guests! What a treat for all of you!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Could you perhaps bottle the smell of them baking for me , please ? I could send you back the smell of joltingly strong coffee and Appeltaart .

Tattie Weasle said...

Had my first with a great big wishon Friday - still longing for more....