Great british bake off christmas : deep mince pies with readymade mincemeat are so delicious. No soggy bottoms, please. Equipment and preparation: You will need a deep muffin mould with 12 holes, a round pastry cutter and a fluted pastry cutter.
I have a nostalgic fondness for this yellow slab punctuated by waxy halves of scarlet cherries - the cake we called station cake at home - but this is best with those dark and glossy natural-coloured glace cherries. Recipe posted by Nigella