If you want to add the mincemeat
to the filling, add two tablespoons now and combine.
doesn't taste of anything and could do with a bit more brandy.
FAKE THE MINCEMEAT
If you don't have time to make the mincemeat
either, you can make the store-bought mixes even tastier by adding the zest of a lemon, the zest of half an orange, 2 tablespoons of brandy and a small handful of slivered almonds.
Once your pastry cases are out of the oven, spoon the mincemeat
into each case and return to the oven to bake for another 10 minutes or until the pastry is lightly browned.
will keep for at least six months in an unopened jar (alcohol is a great preservative).
The beginnings of the mincemeat
pie as a Christmas tradition probably started about the time the Crusaders began returning from the Holy Land in the 11th century.
"Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori," originally written in the ancient Roman poet Horace's Odes, cited by the author in Operation Mincemeat
: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis' and Assured an Allied Victory, and inscribed as the epitaph on Glyndwr Michael's headstone this Latin phrase translates into "It is sweet and fitting to die for your country." It is ironic that Michael, while not dying for his country, as the author points out, nonetheless, "...
Deathly Deception: The Real Story of Operation Mincemeat
. Denis Smyth.
In Operation Mincemeat
"), Ben Macintyre (3) colorfully describes the full history of Operation Mincemeat
, a military deception operation that sprung from the plot of a second rate mystery novel: plant misleading information on a corpse dressed as a British officer to trick the German intelligence network into believing that the Allies were planning to attack Sardinia and Greece instead of Sicily.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED 300g soft flour, 150g butter, 3-4 tbsps of water, 500g quality mincemeat
, 10g dried cranberries, zest of 1 orange, 50g caster sugar, pinch cinnamon, 5g icing sugar, 1 beaten egg, 50ml milk 1 FOR THE PASTRY Sieve flour and salt into a bowl.
London, Dec 5 (ANI): With the aim of fooling Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, British intelligence officers came up with 'Operation Mincemeat
', a successful deception plan during World War II that involved passing off a British corpse as an officer carrying secret documents.
ON THE DUSTY SHELVES OF WORLD WAR Two movies, there is a 1956 Clifton Webb spy thriller called The Man Who Never Was, which tells a sanitized version of an extraordinary 1943 plot known as Operation Mincemeat
, wherein British intelligence was able to pass misleading information to Hitler's generals that led them down the garden path to an Allied victory in Sicily and to Germany's ultimate defeat.