Brownie Mince Pies from Paul A Young Reviewed
This Christmas at Paul.a.Young Fine Chocolates mince pies take on a new identity. Paul has taken his famous chocolate brownies and created a brand new Christmas treat that is sure to delight brownie and mince pie fans alike.
The new Brownie mince pie is a fruity explosion of chocolate with a pastry case filled with homemade mincemeat using butter rather than suet for a smoother taste, then baked with a soft fudge brownie top and a touch of sparkle for decoration. The finished pie is deep, fruity, crumbly and very chocolaty. Delicious eaten warm or cold I’m sure.
Weirdly, I’ll not a mince pie fan and so it may seem off that I reviewed a mince pie. Well, after Aldi mince pies (you guys are totally all shopping at Aldi this Christmas, right?) I decided to try it. Mainly I’m not a fan of fruit but if this is Paul, after the success I had with the fruit & nut Christmas wreath I thought, why not?
Wonderfully buttery flaky crust of the pie crust, brownie perfectly cooked and crammed with sultanas, raisins and glace cherries. Orange zest gives it a delicate citrus note, the apples are subtle but the cinnamon and nutmeg are a wonderful flavour in the brownie. The Brandy is subtle and blends well. There is way too much fruit in here for me (makes my teeth itch) but you guys are going to love these! These are like the ultimate in decadent mince pies!
Available singly for £2.50 or in packs of 4 for £9.95 from Paul a Young Fine Chocolates’ stores. www.paulayoung.co.uk