Over the past few weeks I have been making lots and lots of Christmas mincemeat. This has been one of the more successful items that I have sold locally, but that may be because you cannot buy it here in Italy. I use my mother-in-laws recipe from her lovely hand written book.
I love looking through both my mothers and my mother-in-law's recipe books, they are very important to me. There is something very special about reading all of those things in their handwriting (especially since they have both passed away). Also I can remember eating many of the things in my own mother's book as a child - fond memories.
In line with my other modern equipment???!!! I even use my mother-in-law's old mincer - my girls love turning the handle to help (well at least for a minute or two!). Check out my page for the recipe for Merry Mincemeat - enjoy!