Sunday, 20 December 2020

Island-Style Christmas Inspiration

Island-Style Mince Pies by Carana Beach Hotel:
Add a taste of the Seychelles Islands to your Christmas table this year

Since opening in 2016, Carana Beach Hotel has fast become a stand-out destination on Seychelles’ culinary map. With a reputation for infusing island zest and flavor into traditional dishes, Carana’s culinary team are celebrating Christmas with their signature island-inspired takes on time-honoured Christmas recipes. 

Try recreating their island-style mince pies, bursting with summer flavours, at home: 

For Sweet Pastry 
250g butter 
250g sugar 
3 eggs 
500g flour 

For Filling 
400g papaya cubed 
400g mango cubed 
50g vegetable atora 
50ml brandy 
50ml beer 
10g all-spice 

For Pastry
Cream together butter and sugar, add your eggs and mix thoroughly. Sift in flour and mix until ingredients are combined. Place in cling film and refrigerate for 1 hour. 

For Filling: 
Place all ingredients into a large bowl and mix well. Let the mixture soak for 2 to 3 hours before use. 

Line small ring moulds or a muffin tray with the pastry dough. Fill until ¾ way full. 
Add a pastry lid and prick a few holes on top. 
Bake at 180 degrees for about 25min.