Tonight I started baking mince pies, for Sunday's pie-off. I'll post more details after the event, but for now here's a photo of my first batch, fresh from the oven:
I've eaten one of them (for testing purposes), which I thought was quite nice. However, if I wind up sending the rest of them to be judged in absentia then you may want to be cautious! Anyway, as soon as this final batch are done I can go to bed; I've made 30 to bring with me, which should be enough for one per person (based on elvum's estimate of previous attendance).