Baby in the manger mince pies

Now here’s a glorious thing!

They are so cute.

Apparently traditional mince pies in pre- reformation days used to be oval shaped.  The oval shape represented the manger, the lid is the swaddling clothes and you can just see Jesus head (made from a slivered almond) peeping out at the top.

I think this tradition died out when the puritans banned Christmas and eating a mince pie became illegal.

Thank you M for making loads of them for us to share yesterday.  What a shame we don’t see proper mince pies today.  Apparently M showed these to the major super markets and they told him that they were not traditional enough to produce!

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