Gluten free mince tart recipe by FREEE by Doves Farm – a great alternative to regular mince pies.
With the festive season fast approaching, FREEE by Doves Farm ensures that those on a gluten free diet can enjoy home baking this Christmas. With a range of delicious Christmas recipes that the whole family will enjoy, festive free from baking couldn’t be easier. From a delicious fruity Christmas Cake through to a luxurious Chocolate Christmas Pudding, all of the recipes are gluten free, making Christmas entertaining easy for everyone.
Recipe by FREEE by Doves Farm (freee-foods.co.uk)
FREEE Plain white flour
butter or vegan butter
mincemeat gluten free
apricot jam warmed
Put the flour and butter into a large bowl.
Use a fork or pastry blender to work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Avoid using your fingers for this.
Stir in enough of the water to bring the pastry easily together into a soft, slightly sticky ball of dough - it will appear a little wet but will absorb the liquid while resting.
Cover the pastry with parchment or cling film and rest it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Grease a 12-hole tart tray with butter and pre-heat the oven.
Take two thirds of the pastry and roll it out between two pieces of floured cling film or parchment until it is the thickness of a pound coin.
Select a pastry cutter or cup a little bigger than the holes of the tart tray and press it into the dough to make circles. Lift the circles on to the prepared tray.
Filling and topping
Put a teaspoon of mincemeat in the centre of each tart.
Roll the remaining pastry out between two pieces of cling film or parchment and press the star cutter into the dough to make star shapes.
Gently place these over the mincemeat.
Remove the tart tray from the oven and brush the pastry stars with a little apricot jam before cooking for a further 5 minutes.
12-hole tart tray, round and star shaped pastry cutters, pastry brush
180°C, Fan 160°C, 350°F, Gas 4
Free From and Dietary Notes
Free from Gluten, Egg, Soya, Wheat, Nuts
Where suggested alternatives are shown, follow these to make this recipe also free from dairy and Vegan.
FREEE by Doves Farm Products:
FREEE Plain White Flour