Home-made mince meat!

Mince meat

300g raisins

200g currants

200g candied peel

300g sultanas

200g shredded light suet

300g brown sugar

450g peeled and finely chopped apples (about 3)

2 oranges (zest and juice)

2 lemons (zest and juice)

4 tsp mixed spice

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp grated nutmeg


Mehtod:  Mix ingredients in a large dish, stir and cover with cloth and leave overnight.  Cook in a very low oven (75/100 fan electric oven) for about 3 hours to melt the suet.  Cool and add 3 tbs brandy.  Pack in jars and top with a disk of greased greaseproof paper.  Keeps well even for months!


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