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Homemade Mincemeat
(makes 2.5 lbs)


  • 4oz Apple (coarsely grated)
  • 8oz Currants
  • 4oz each of Raisins, Sultanas and Mixed Peel
  • 2oz Cherries
  • 1 Large Lemon
  • 4oz each of Brown Sugar and Suet or Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Mixed Spice & Grated Nutmeg
  • 4 tbsp of Brandy, Whiskey or Sherry
  • 4ozs chopped almonds.
  • (Use Juice and grated rind of the lemon)

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Put into jars and seal as for jam.

Melted Oat Mix Biscuits

Mix together 8 ozs. S.R. Flour, 8 ozs. Porridge oats, 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda.

Melt together 8 ozs. Butter, 8 ozs. Sugar and 2 rounded tablespoons golden syrup. Heat through gently stirring mixture until melted Remove from heat and pour into flour mixture. Mix well.

Grease 9″ × 12″ tin and smooth the mixture in. Cook for approx. 20–25 mins. At Gas 4 (180° C/350° F). Cut into fingers before cool.

For variety, add any of the following: 4 ozs. of nuts, raisins, chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, cherries,etc.