Saturday, December 26, 2009

Do you like cheese with your mince pies?

I'm on a bit of a quest to prove that I'm not the only one in the world who likes to eat mince pies made with puff pastry with a slice of cheese.

I have to say that I don't mind if I am the only one in the world who likes them that way because I'm not one to conform for the sake of it, but surely I can't be alone.

Brief mentions of this strange habit in the Twitterverse have brought howls of disbelief and the word "weirdo" was used at one point. Not in any sort of seriousness and by one of the loveliest people in my world and with an x attached, but it was used.

Another friend mentioned that it's tradition in Yorkshire to have Christmas cake (without icing) with cheese so mince pies have a lot of the same flavour. I think doing it this way in our family comes from my Grandma who never had her mince pies any other way. I eat sweet ones too, but if I make them it's always as an accompaniment to cheese.

Anyway, if you have never heard of doing it this way, and think it sounds appealing, why not try it?


Peter Black said...

Sounds quite a nice combination actually. Welsh cakes with cheese are good too.

Richard Gadsden said...

I always take mince pies with a little white stilton if I can, but not inside the pie, and not puff pastry.

Liberal Neil said...

Mince Pies, Christmas Cake or any other kind of fruit cake is delicious with cheese.

We always had them together when I was growing up (in Yorkshire) and I still do to this day.

Wensleydale is lovely with Christmas Cake and nowadays I also love Oxford Blue with fruit cake too.

Jennie Rigg said...

Mince pies with Wensleydale is AWESOME (was actually eating some when I saw this post), but it has to be shortcrust.


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