VEGAN MINCE PIES by Chef Olivier Sanchez
Updated: Jan 15, 2019
Designed by Olivier Sanchez, Private Chef, dedicated to producing healthy food.
RECIPE: Makes up to 16 pies
150g Brown flour (or Gluten-free flour mix)
50g Ground almonds 75g Coconut butter 100ml Orange juice (about 1/2 orange)
1 Tsp Lemon juice
1 Ice cube Pinch of salt
Place the flour and butter in a food processor and blitz until finely ground. Mix in the ground almonds and the ice cube and incorporate the juices slowly, until it starts to form a ball. Don't over-work the dough. Reserve in the fridge for at least 20 minutes, preferably overnight.
100g Sultanas 125g Apricots, sliced 1 Handful of hazelnuts, or pecans, chopped (optional)
50g Raisins 1 Tbsp Coconut butter, melted 125ml Orange juice 1/2 Tsp Orange zest Pinch of cinnamon Pinch of nutmeg Pinch of allspice Pinch of salt
Combine all the ingredients together and mix. Reserve in the refrigerator overnight to marinade. The mix can be made several days in advance to obtain much deeper flavours. Roll dough and line pie tray, fill with mincemeat, and cover with star- shaped dough pieces.
Bake at 180 ̊c for 20–25 minutes, until golden brown.
More about Olivier
After training to the highest standards at the most prestigious French schools of his time, Olivier then worked in a renowned Michelin star restaurant to fine tune his culinary expertise. He has since established himself as one of the best known private chefs in London, having worked for royalty, A-listers and politicians, travelling the world and bringing back new tastes and flavours to expand his extensive repertoire.
Today, his passion for food and health has reached even greater heights. Graduating at the top of his class, Olivier is a fully registered Naturopath and Nutritional Therapist, offering unrivalled services for people looking to reach optimum health or an ideal weight. Mixing evidence-based nutrition with healthy and nutritious food has become his signature brand: Where Gourmet Food Meets Health™. Olivier regularly publishes in national newspapers and health magazines.
Food-related articles and recipes to suit any diet can be found at: www.exquisiteprivatechef.co.uk
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