just for you Kath, the visual
last year's mince pies>>>>
This was the final batch I "trialled" last Novenber. There's always a trial, for taste testing purposes, of course, and to check the oven times and temperatures.
This year for the first time, I didn't bother with the trial, just couldn't be bothered.
Maybe my subconscious was reminding me of all the trials I ate last year.....