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Question of the week

This weeks question comes from Harriet in London 

Harriet asks:

Hi Paul, My family LOVE your frangipane mince pies and always ask me to make them for Christmas. This year I want to get organised and make them in advance but I wasn’t sure if I can freeze them or not. Thanks for your help, Harriet

Paul says:

Hi Harriet, They are really delicious and indulgent aren’t they. Getting organised with your Christmas baking is a great idea and makes the festive period a bit less stressful. You can freeze my classic mince pies uncooked in their tins for three months, (make sure that you wrap them in clingfilm), however, the frangipane ones can’t be frozen uncooked. Instead, cook them and then pack into freezer bags when cool and you can pop in the freezer. When you want to cook them defrost them overnight in the fridge and then reheat for 10 minutes at 180 C. Have a great Christmas and happy baking!


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