• Mincemeat crumble bars on a marble board with a jar of mincemeat in the background
    Christmas,  Traybakes

    Mincemeat Crumble Bars

    Now, this recipe for Mincemeat Crumble Bars is really just a variation on something like a Date Slice or other crumble bar. But it’s super easy to make and tastes great. The bottom and top layers are exactly the same…

  • A jar of mincemeat and some mincemeat swirl scones
    Breads/scones,  Christmas

    Mincemeat Swirl Scones

    Sometimes you have some mincemeat sitting around. And sometimes you don’t feel like making pastry. So I came up with this recipe for quick and easy, fruity, Mincemeat Swirl Scones. It’s simply a regular scone dough mixture but instead of…

  • Christmas,  Pastry

    Meringue-Topped Mince Pies

    I don’t have many Christmas recipes on the blog (Iced Christmas Pudding my one exception so far), but my plan to add more begins with these Meringue-Topped Mince Pies. A simple pastry case, filled with mincemeat (homemade if you can,…

  • Christmas

    Homemade Mincemeat

    The warm, spiced scent of homemade mincemeat spreading through the kitchen is one of those evocative smells of Christmas baking. Living in the US, mincemeat isn’t always easy to find in the shops. And if you do, there certainly isn’t…

  • Christmas Pudding ice cream and an ice cream scoop
    Christmas,  Dessert

    Iced Christmas Pudding

    We’re feeling very festive here in the Traybakes’ household. Little Miss Traybakes decorated our Christmas tree a couple of weeks ago. We’ve already had a few snowfalls. And our mission to introduce mince pies to the Americans continues. It’s mostly been…