Five festive recipes: 'tis the season to bake fruit cakes & mince pies

05 December 2019 - 00:00 By Staff reporter
Mince pies are often made with suet, but chef Nathan Jacobs of the Saxon Hotel believes butter makes for a lighter pastry.
Mince pies are often made with suet, but chef Nathan Jacobs of the Saxon Hotel believes butter makes for a lighter pastry.
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With festive-season planning in full swing, we've got a brilliant roundup of recipes for all the baked treats that everyone loves to eat at this time of year.

This includes a gloriously rich vegan fruit cake, and the same luxurious mince pies served at one of SA's poshest hotels. There's also a recipe for Eccles cakes, which could be considered a cousin of the classic mince pie.

So pop on your favourite Christmas playlist, pre-heat your oven and get cracking.

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