Mmmm, mince pies......
But this year, my available bench space is 37cm x 47cm.
Not really big enough to be mixing and rolling out pastry.
I just know if I try, I'll be banging my elbow against the wall with each push of the rolling pin.
I have other options....
I could buy one of those roll-up plastic pastry rolling sheets in a big enough size to cover the hotplates and hope it's sturdy enough to stay level while I work. (unlikely and it's a bit too high for comfort)
I could clear off the coffee table, get down on my knees, (ouch), and roll the pastry there.
I could move the whole operation out to the back porch where my dining table now lives.
It's half covered in stuff, but I can move that temporarily.
One way or another, I will be making the mince pies.
Because the bought ones just can't compare.