Steve’s Taste-Test Topping Festive Mince Pies

21 November 2012


It’s that time of year when the supermarket shelves are heaving with all sorts of indulgent seasonal treats, and an enduring favourite is the humble (but increasingly prolific!) mince pie. To many, their spicy, sweet taste is the taste of the festive season and something to be enjoyed for the twelve days of Christmas and beyond…

With the aim of pinpointing the best of the supermarket mince-pies out there, we held a blind taste test involving 35 hardy souls, willing to savour and score the 19 different mince pies on offer.  To make things a little more interesting, we also added a homemade mince pie into the mix, to see how it fared – would the participants be able to tell that it’s homemade? Would people rate it positively when in the presence of the best the supermarkets can produce?

Well, against all odds, ‘SteveFromOurOffice’s homemade pies, actually triumphed! People could spot that it was homemade, but they also liked it, and when the scores were collated, it just pipped the next best supermarket pie.  To read the complete results of our taste test click here.  This result seems to be a triumph of freshness and homemade care and attention, allied with an excellent recipe…

Try Steve’s (Delia-inspired!) recipe for yourself:

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