The Mince Pie Roundup
Published: 24th December 2010 | Source: Voltmodded Pastries | Price: £1 - £3 |
The Filling Test
A number of weeks ago, a friend of mine bought a mince pie from a popular high street pasty shop only to find that his purchased lacked ANY filling. This gave me an idea for a test; how much filling do manufacturers really use in their pastries? Lets find out
Pictured above: Top Left Tesco, Top Right Kipling, Bottom M&S
Our tests found the Tesco Mince Pie containing the greatest amount of filling, although all others contained a respectable amount in proportion to their sizes. However during the process of cutting the pies open, we realised that this was also a very good pastry test too.
The Tesco Mince Pie may have stayed intact while it was sliced in half but in some ways this was not quite the result we had in mind. This particular sample was a little too solid (and dry) for a dessert pie. Meanwhile the Mr Kipling and M&S products' pastries were moist enough to crumble as they were sliced.
Even for a Technology Writer, this was too methodical for my liking. Let's serve up these pies and find out which one tastes better.