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Sooty & Sweep

by | 14th, December 2004

‘JAMIE Oliver should be ashamed of himself.

”Have you got your NVQs, kids?”

Yes, for fighting in public. And yes, for that other thing. But chiefly he should be castigated for the mince pies on sale at his chain of Sainsbury’s supermarkets. They are a disgrace.

For starters, since when has tongue been a viable ingredient in a pie? And where’s the mince?

As the Mail says, there should be real beef mince in a mince pie, and 350 years ago, beef, lamp or veal was an ”essential” ingredient in the seasonal treat.

So, the paper has produced a recipe to show Jamie and us how to make them the proper way, with a handy hint to ensure the mince is parboiled for ten minutes and allowed to cool before being stuffed inside the pastry shell.

Very soon, all your Christmases will be like those good old holidays of yesteryear.

And hark! what’s that noise coming from the chimney? It sounds like a man. And he’s coming down.

Hang on a mo, this

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