Half a jar of mincemeat left over from Christmas? Here’s an easy way to use it up.
- 4oz butter or marg
- 4oz white sugar
- 1 egg
- dessert spoon of plain yoghurt
- 6oz self-raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- some mincemeat
Grease and line two loaf tins, or two foil trays you have left over from ready meals, or one 8- or 9-inch square tin. Put oven on at 180C (160C fan, gas mark 6-ish).
Gently melt the butter in a largeish saucepan on the hob or in a heatproof bowl in the microwave.
Let the butter cool a little bit then stir in sugar, egg, yoghurt, flour and baking powder. Mix well until smooth.
Spread roughly 2/3 dough in bottom of the tin(s) (i.e. 1/3 in each tin if using two tins). Cover with mincemeat. It’s worth taking the time to get the mincemeat even across the dough.
Put remaining dough on top. It’ll probably not cover all the mincemeat and that’s fine - just dot it over the surface so there’s an even spread.
Bake for 30mins or so. If the top gets brown before the whole is cooked (test with a skewer) then turn over down 20 degrees and keep cooking for another 5-10 minutes.
Best served warm (reheats nicely in the microwave, but beware superheated mincemeat filling!)