Rare Mincemeat

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Appears in
At Christmas We Feast: Festive Food Through the Ages

By Annie Gray

Published 2021

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c.1940: Doreen Howling, née Stevens30

A rare mincemeat not involving suet, the butter makes this very light. Butter-based recipes were around in the late nineteenth century, aimed at vegetarians, but this may have found its way into Doreen’s book due to issues obtaining suet during rationing – it counted as part of the meat ration. It has the advantage of making the mincemeat edible in its raw state, so it is ideal for