This is enough pastry for 24 pies
500g plain flour
175g icing or caster sugar
finely grated rind and juice of 1 large orange
Sift the flour and sugar into a mixing bowl - I love my Donna Hay sifter
Cut the butter into small pieces and stir into flour
Rub butter into flour until mixture resembles breadcrumbs
Stir in the grated orange rind then using a knife stir in the orange juice
Gather up the dough and pat into a ball,
wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes or more before using.
All ready now to just roll out and add the secret ingredient to the mincemeat.
I feel so much better now I have all this done.