Delicious Gluten Free Mince Pies Recipe

Vickys Traditional British Pork Pie

Vickys Traditional British Pork Pie

It's easy to learn how to make gluten free mince pies. gluten free mince pies is one of my favorite menu.

How to make gluten free mince pies easily?

In this recipe you will discover the simplest yet most flavourful way to make the gluten free mince pies! Whether you're cooking for a small family dinner or a daytime potluck, follow these easy steps for some excellent bites!

Ingredients :

  • Pastry
  • 145 grams gluten-free / plain flour
  • scant 1/2 tsp xanthan gum if using GF flour
  • 2 grams salt
  • 60 grams lard
  • 40 ml water
  • milk of choice to glaze
  • Filling
  • 125 grams minced pork belly
  • 80 grams minced pork shoulder
  • 15 grams minced bacon
  • 2 grams salt
  • 1 1/2 grams white pepper
  • 12 grams rusk / gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • Jelly
  • 1 pigs trotter
  • 5000 ml water
  • 15 grams gelatine

Step :

  1. Sieve the flour & salt together and rub in 30g of the lard
  2. Heat the rest of the lard with the water and bring to the boil. Mix into the flour. When cool enough, knead well with your hands
  3. Break a fifth of the dough off for the pie lid later, form both pieces into balls, wrap and refrigerate overnight
  4. Mix the pork, bacon, salt, pepper and water together and add the rusk as required if the mixture is too wet. Don't add any more than the 12g stated
  5. Form into a ball, cover and let sit in the fridge overnight for the bacon to cure the pork. This is what makes the baked pie meat look pink
  6. Take the pastry from the fridge a couple of hours before you need it to let it come to temperature
  7. Knead it until it's pliable then flour a surface and form it into a ball again
  8. Get an ordinary sized jam jar and push it down hard into the middle of the dough. This will force up the dough that will become the walls of the pie
  9. Turn the dough round and as you go, push and form it up the jar like as if you were making a clay pot on a rotating table
  10. Squeeze it and work it up to the top of the jar, rotating to keep it the same thickness all the way around
  11. Gently prise the dough away from the jar and slip it out
  12. Firmly add the filling inside and mould the pastry to it, making sure there's no air trapped inbetween the sides of the filling and dough
  13. Use some milk of choice - I use coconut milk - to wet around the rim, then roll out the dough for the lid and place it on top
  14. Pinch the lid and wall of the pie together really well so it won't burst open, then using your fingers at opposite sides, gently squeeze in to give the pie it's traditional crimped shape
  15. Chill a good 4 hours before baking
  16. Meanwhile, for the jelly, put the pigs trotter in a pan with the water, bring to the boil then simmer for 3 or 4 hours until the liquid has reduced to around 500mls. Don't let the pan boil dry, add extra water as required
  17. Remove the 500mls stock from the pan and stir in the gelatine. Do this so it'll be ready as your pie is coming out of the oven
  18. Preheat the oven to gas 4 / 180C / 350F, glaze the lid with the rest of the milk and bake on a lined tray for 75 to 90 minutes until nicely golden brown. The pie walls will bow out, this is how it should look so don't worry that it's collapsed
  19. Let the pie cool for 20 minutes, then poke a hole in the top and pour in the jelly mixture. Pour until the pie starts to overflow to completely fill it
  20. Let the pie cool completely then refrigerate overnight. Remove from the fridge an hour before eating
  21. These pies are meant to be eaten cold so don't reheat! Recipe makes one 450g traditional British Pork Pie

That's gluten free mince pies, Special thanks to Vicky@Jacks Free-From Cookbook for making this delicious recipe.