It’s never too early to start on the mince pies but instead of just buying a pack (or three) from the supermarket, bake them yourselves. And no we don’t mean go full Bake Off and start making pastry from scratch. Poster Bakes is doing DIY mince pie kits in two different flavours – walnut & cinnamon streusel and almond frangipane – and each kit comes with all the ingredients and instructions to make 12-15 pies. Both options are vegan too so you can share out the treats with everyone (or scoff the lot, we’re not judging).
Not only do the kits fit through the letterbox, so no need to wait around for the postman, Poster Bakes has teamed up with homelessness charity (and one of this year’s LOTI Heroes) The Connection at St Martins to ensure that the proceeds from each box help someone homeless get a hot meal and a mince pie this winter.