Festive Mincemeat Traybake

Ingredients:

Base

175g / 6oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
50g / 2oz Butter (room temperature)
75g / 3oz Icing Sugar (sieved)
1 Egg

Crumble Topping

75g / 3oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
50g / 2oz Butter
50g / 2oz Light Brown Sugar
50g / 1/2 packet Flaked Almond

Mincemeat

1 packet. (375g) Shamrock Gourmet Luxury Mixed Fruit
1 Apple (grated)
1 packet (100g) chopped Mixed Nuts
1 Lemon - grated Rind and Juice
1 Orange - grated Rind and Juice
1 teaspoon Mixed Spice
2 tablespoon Whiskey or Brandy

Method:

Base

  1. Place flour, butter and icing sugar into a food processor and blend until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs
  2. Add the egg and another quick buzz should bring all the ingredients together, making a soft dough.
  3. Press into a greased baking tray 28cm x 18cm (11″ x 7″).

Mincemeat

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Set aside for about 40 minutes to allow the fruit to absorb most of the liquid.
  3. Spread evenly onto base.

Crumble Topping

  1. Place the flour and butter into the food processor and blend until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  2. Stir in the sugar and flaked almonds and sprinkle mixture over mincemeat. Press down lightly.
  3. Bake in preheated oven at 180°C/350°F/Gas 4 for about 30 minutes until top is golden brown.
  4. Cool in tin and cut into slices.

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