Pies should be baked at 210C/190C fan-oven/Gas mark 7 for approx 18-20 mins,
Sieve the flour into a bowl and grate in the margarine by dipping the margarine into the flour and then grating. Now flick the margarine around with a palette knife and add the water. Bring together and place in the fridge for 20 mins to relax
This pastry may be used for tarts, mince pies and savoury pies
After 20 mins take the pastry out of the fridge and roll out , Use this to make your mince pies
Cut out 12 large circles and12 a little smaler. Place in the muffin tins fill with the mince meat place the smaller pastry piece of pastry on top and brush with an egg wash made of 1 egg and 2tbsp milk mixed together .
Bake for the required time and serve with whipped cream and /or custard