Hope no one minds me dredging up this again. All I could find was the spin off thread.
Anyway this week I've been making mince pies.
For those not familiar, these are little pies filled with fruit mince.
I made the mince a few weeks prior with raisins, sultanas, currants, candied peel, slivered almonds, butter, sugar, citrus peel & juice, and brandy. I left it to macerate. Then last week I made a very short pastry. I bought an appropriate tin and churned out several batches of pies and my word, they were delicious. I can never just buy them again. I took 50 to a family gathering last week and they were universally adored.
I know you shouldn't brag about your cooking, but these were a reasonable amount of work, so, I was happy that they were so delicious.