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Which is nicer for mincemeat - whiskey or brandy?

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OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 27-Oct-09 14:25:31

As the title
Am going to be making some tomorrow.

reikizen Tue 27-Oct-09 14:27:10

brandy I think personally.

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 27-Oct-09 14:28:13

thats what dh says
Perhaps I should put both in! grin

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 28-Oct-09 08:07:03

Any more thoughts before I add it? it is in a nice low oven atm.

chopstheduck Wed 28-Oct-09 08:11:18


The nicest mince pies I ever had, were with glenfiddich whiskey.

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 28-Oct-09 08:15:08

ooooh, someone after my own heart! Plus everything tastes like brandy at christmas.

So we have :
Brandy 2

MrsMills Wed 28-Oct-09 08:15:44

Don't mean to throw a spanner in the works, but if you have any amaretto, glug a bit of that in, scrumptious I promise.

colditz Wed 28-Oct-09 08:16:16


MrsMills Wed 28-Oct-09 08:17:16

otherwise brandy grin

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 28-Oct-09 08:20:22

Amaretto? lets have a look.....
no. do have some disgusting nocillo stuff and some ginger wine.

whiskey - 2
brandy - 4

chopstheduck Wed 28-Oct-09 08:20:34

amaretto wiht mincemeat is nice, I core apples and stuff it in the center of them, then wrap in foil and bbq them.

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 28-Oct-09 08:24:11

yum!! thats good cos of course my next question will be what do I do with several jars of mincemeat! dd did a good part of the making and wants to give some to her teacher (who is a young male) and rather oddly her headteacher as Christmas presents.

M44 Wed 28-Oct-09 08:26:01


OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 28-Oct-09 08:28:04

whiskey - 2
brandy - 5

Bettymum Wed 28-Oct-09 11:09:58

I do Nigella's recipe which has CIDER in it and then brandy at the end. It is yummy (although you do have to add about twice as much spice as she say).
DH drinks all the whisky in this house. All gone .

Bettymum Wed 28-Oct-09 11:10:25

says not say.

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 28-Oct-09 12:42:24


I'm about to add....... brandy.
I think.
hang on a mo....
yep. brandy has a more matching smell to the fruit.
though whiskey would make it a bit different.


OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 28-Oct-09 12:43:31

oh I don't know.... maybe I should make me a special whiskey one. Now thats a good idea!!

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 28-Oct-09 12:45:28

ok. Have had a leeeetle taste of both the whiskey and brandy with some mincemeat. I think the brandy does actually go better.


OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 28-Oct-09 13:08:41

Ok, still couldn't make up my mind so put a glug of both in

its very very very very nice. (first year of making it)

did I mention how nice it is?

<goes for a lie down>

Bettymum Wed 28-Oct-09 15:16:04

Sounds very very nice indeed! Will be even nicer in a month or so! smile

Fabster Wed 28-Oct-09 15:17:46

I made my first ever batch of mincemeat at the weekend and the recipe specified rum or brandy. I used brandy and it smells yummy. Just waiting a month now to make into pies.

TeamAlesha Wed 28-Oct-09 15:18:10

I used Grand Marnier last year - that was nice.

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 28-Oct-09 15:38:30

lol at in a month or so, I'm going to have to ask dh to hide it from me now!

Grand marnier would be very nice I reckon. Good job we didn't have any, I might have had to dither more!

MORgueOSKY Wed 28-Oct-09 15:43:41

Brandy, I love home made mincemeat once you have had it you will never want a shoip bought pie or shop bought mince meat again.

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