Just got back from an epic walk with Mum (Bar-barella has de-camped to Wales for a week) which basically consisted of walking up hills through mud, crossing a very fast-flowing river (complete with 5m high waterfall just up from the rocks which formed the “bridge”), passing two sheep carcasses (carcii?) and getting followed by a sneaky stealth pony who appeared behind Mum and tried to eat her coat. All that in my awesome new Sorel boots (they go down to -40 degrees!) which whilst now proven to be waterproof, do weigh a small tonne – very noticeable on hills!
After expending all that energy it was only right to whip up some mince pies and make a cuppa :) I thought that since I used a paleo recipe I would post it here for you guys to enjoy.
Last year I made my own mincemeat – dried apricots, nuts, raisins, spices, apple etc. and since I made so much ended up with two unused jars. To make sure they’d keep I poured brandy in right to the top, put the lids back on and left them in the fridge till recently. Wasn’t quite sure what the contents would be like when I unscrewed the lids, but the fruit was plump with booze and they smelt amazing, so I figured it was good to go!
After a bit of digging around, I found that the best paleo (wheat-free) recipe was actually very simple:
- 200g ground almonds
- One large egg white
- Vanilla essence
- Pinch of salt