Name Mincemeat

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MincemeatIngredients:
* 125g (4 oz) Stork margarine
* 225g (8 oz) currants
* 125g (4 oz) raisins
* 125g (4 oz) sultanas
* 225g (8 oz) cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped finely
* 125g (4 oz) chopped mixed peel
* 50g (2 oz) blanched almonds, chopped
* Juice and rind of 1 lemon
* 125g (4 oz) soft brown sugar
* 1 x 5ml spoon (1 teaspoon) mixed spice
* 1 x 2.5ml spoon (1/2 teaspoon) ground ginger
* 1/2 x 2.5ml spoon (1/4 teaspoon) nutmeg
* 4 x 15ml spoons (4 tablespoons) brandy (optional)

1. Melt Stork in a saucepan.
2. Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly, cover and leave for 24 hours, for fruit to swell.
3. Put into clean jars and cover with a waxed disc Wipe clean rims of the jars then cover with a dampened cellophane circle secured with an elastic band or with a screw lid.
NB: Store in a cool, dark place for at least 2 weeks before using.

Makes: 1.2kg (2 1/2 lbs) mincemeat
Preparation time: 20 mins

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