National Mincemeat Day

National Mincemeat Day

Mincemeat is a confusing term, especially for people who don’t know it. Mincemeat can be described as a mix of meat, distilled spirits, and diced fruits. However, even this term may not always be accurate. It is not unusual to find mincemeat without meat or that contains beef suet instead of vegetable shortening.

It is a popular filling in pies around the world. It is especially popular in Australia, Canada and Ireland.

Although the exact origin of mincemeat remains a mystery, it is well known that it has been around since at least the 15th century. There are even stories and recipes for it. National Mincemeat Day is a celebration of the rich history of this filling and encourages experimentation with new and old recipes. National Mincemeat Day is a great opportunity to try mincemeat if you are one of those people who have never tried it.

However, be prepared for an unexpected experience. Mincemeat has spices that are not usually associated with meats or sweeter treats. The most popular additions to mincemeat are clove, nutmeg and mace. Combining wine, vinegar or distilled spirits with it, you get into something delicious that isn’t typical of most people’s culinary experience.

Consuming mincemeat is the best way to celebrate mincemeat Day. Talk to your family and friends about this delicious dish and find out if they have any family recipes. Have a great party with everyone bringing their favorite dish.

Here’s a recipe that dates back to the 16th century. It has been translated into modern English for you convenience. This one is going to be a challenge because they didn’t have precise measurements.

This 19th-century recipe is a great choice if you want something more modern but still traditional.

You can stone and chop the raisins, but not chop them. Wash, dry, and pick the currants, keeping the stalks and grit off them. Slice the citron and candied peele, and then pare, core, and mince the apples. Strain the juice, add the brandy, and mix the ingredients well. Press the entire mixture into a jar and carefully remove the air. The mincemeat will be ready to use in about a fortnight from Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management


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