Flaming Mincemeat Sandwiches

Sophie Grigson's decedent Christmas pudding for one, complete with flames and rich clotted cream
By Sophie Grigson
Flaming Mincemeat Sandwiches
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  • Serves: 1
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

  • 2 slices white bread
  • 2 tbsp mincemeat
  • knob of butter
  • oil, for frying
  • brandy or apple brandy, for flaming
  • icing sugar, for dusting
  • clotted cream or mascarpone, to serve

Method

1. Make a sandwich with the bread and mincemeat, then cut off the crusts and cut into triangles.

2. Melt a good knob of butter in a frying pan, together with a dash of oil. When foaming, lay the sandwiches in the pan and fry until golden on each side.

3. Pour in a slug of brandy, warm briefly then tilt towards the flame to ignite (or set light with a match if cooking on an electric stove).

4. Serve as soon as the flames have died down, with a dusting of icing sugar and a large melting spoonful of clotted cream or mascarpone.

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