Mince Pies and Brandy Cream

It is definitely the festive season, Connacht Gold Brandy cream is back on the shelves, I serve it with delicious homemade mince pies.

I made a rich shortcrust pastry and added some delicious homemade mincemeat bought locally. Or you can make your own.



  • 225g flour
  • 175g Connacht Gold butter
  • 2 teasp icing sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Cold water 3 tablespoons


  • Rub Connacht Gold butter into sieved flour and icing sugar until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Beat egg and add 3/4 with to some water use a knife to bring pastry together.
  • Chill in fridge for 10minutes.
  • Knead pastry slightly and roll out.
  • Cut into shapes for a shallow bun tray.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of mincemeat to each case and add star to the top pushing down corners of the star.
  • Brush with remaining egg wash .
  • Place tray in preheated oven at 180C for 25-25 mins.
  • Whip up Connacht Gold Brandy cream
  • And serve with warm mince pie.


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Chef Adrian

Adrian Martin is an Irish chef brought up in County Cavan, Ireland. He trained in some of Ireland’s most renowned restaurants including MacNean House and Michelin Star restaurant, Bon Appetite in Malahide where he was head of Pastry.

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