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Suet-free mincemeat - anyone got a recipe?

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SuperBunny Sun 23-Nov-08 18:18:50

I can't find the links I had.


broguemum Sun 23-Nov-08 18:31:38

I just do the Delia one (the traditional one, not the veggie one 'cos I don't like it) with butter instead. Tis most nice but doesn't keep amazingly long.

SoupDragon Sun 23-Nov-08 18:33:54

There's one in one of the Nigella books.

GreenMonkies Sun 23-Nov-08 18:36:46

Well, since I have been unable to find gluten free suet I just stopped using it and made my mincemeat without it, I have to be honest I can't tell the difference!!

GreenMonkies Sun 23-Nov-08 18:39:41

And anyway, if you're going to be purist mincemeat should be made in September (when Bramley apples are in season) and left to mature for at least 3 months before you use it. I haven't made any this year as I have plenty left from last year and it gets better with age.......yummmmmmm!!!!!

Chirpygirl Sun 23-Nov-08 19:55:58

I am amking gluten free mincemeat for my mum and she said that Atora light is gluten free (if that is why you wanted no suet?) I just used Delia's recipe and will add that.

Now I need to work out how to make gluten and dairy free pastry!

Waswondering Sun 23-Nov-08 19:56:59

Another vote for Nigella's suet free mincemeat.

SoupDragon Sun 23-Nov-08 20:10:49

Atora Light has wheat flour in it.

Chirpygirl Sun 23-Nov-08 20:18:16

Bugger, really? She is the one who told me it was okay.
Will have to try Nigella then, glad I found this thread!

SuperBunny Sun 23-Nov-08 20:29:26

I know I should have made it months ago but, well, I didn't!

Will see if I can find nigella's recipe.


Chirpygirl Sun 23-Nov-08 20:40:43

here it is!

SuperBunny Sun 23-Nov-08 20:54:47

Fab, thanks!

GreenMonkies Sun 23-Nov-08 22:14:06


For gluten and dairy free pastry try Doves Farm Self Raising GF flour and use vitalite instead of butter/marg. GF pastry is horrible to work with as it doesn't roll and stretch like normal pastry, but you can make small things like mince pies with it just don't try to roll it out too many times and don't try to move it en masses once it is rolled out.

However I have just found this and would be tempted to buy some if it wasn't only available in bulk!!! Perhpas we should post on the allergies thread and see if anyone wants to share a batch!

Cies Sun 23-Nov-08 22:22:28

Thanks for the Nigella recipe!

I was looking for a suet-free recipe, because I can't buy suet here in Spain. I was going to make Delia's vegetarian mincemeat, but this looks much nicer and more traditional.

Chirpygirl Sun 23-Nov-08 22:30:20

ew, who would want 1.5kg of veggy suet? What would you do with itgrin

Am going to get some Dove's next week, thanks for that

GreenMonkies Sun 23-Nov-08 22:36:59

Yes Chirpy, thats a lot of mince meat and dumplings isn't it?!!!

This is the self raising one which I use all the time, they do a [[ whole range of GF flours but I find this one is definately the best all rounder, although I will use the white bread flour if I can't get the SR one.

AbbaFan Sun 23-Nov-08 22:45:21

Nigella has a new suet free mincemeat recipe thats in her christmas book. It's a cranberry based one.

Kitten69 Thu 05-Nov-09 23:20:17

can i take out the cherries and almonds from this recipe ?

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