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Which Supermarket has the Best Mince Pies? Angela Day Crowns the Winner

Angela Day Modern ClassicsThe Angela Day team, who compiled Angela Day Modern Classics, holds a blind tasting of supermarket mince pies every year.

This year the judges were Jenna-Leigh February, author and news anchor; James Khoza, executive chef; Minette Smith, pastry chef; and Noel Fordred, expert in cake icing.

The four judges rated each type of mince pie, and selected a top three. The article also includes a recipe for homemade mince pies, which will undoubtedly blow all the supermarket pies out of the water.

Read the article to find out who won and see Angela Day’s recipe:

There were six fruit mince pies for the panel to taste. The packaging was removed so judges were not aware of which brand they were judging. Then they were slightly warmed.

The panel was asked to rate them according to appearance, ratio of pastry to filling, taste and value for money.

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