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Na mince pies aig Màiri

[Màiri] Nis ’s e coltach gu bheil corragan fuara, gu bheil sin cudromach airson deagh phastraidh a dhèanamh. Mar sin tha na làmhan agam meadhanach fuar. Tha a h-ochd unnsaichean flùir plèan agam ann an seo agus tha mi a’ dol a chur an lùib sin geir, dà unnsa geir, agus dà unnsa ime agus dìreach le mo chorragan agus a’ feuchainn ris am flùr a thogail cho àrd ’s a ’s urrainn dhomh tha mi dìreach a’ dol a dh’obrachadh a gheir agus an t-ìm a-staigh còmhla.

[Màiri] A h-uile sìon a’ tighinn còmhla beagan a-nis agus leis an sin tha mi a’ dol a chur dìreach rud beag sallainn, agus air sgàth ’s gur e pastraidh airson rud milis a tha mi ag iarraidh tha unnsa siùcair caster. A h-uile sìon còmhla agus a-nis tha mi deiseil airson beagan uisge a chur ris agus a-rithist uisge fuar, cho fuar ’s a ghabhas. Dà spàin mhòr uisge ach dìreach air mo shocair. Drudhag bheag an toiseach. Nis tha obair a bharrachd an seo. Ma bha thu a’ dol a dhèanamh mince pies agus cabhag ort, tha tòrr dìreach a’ ceannach pastraidh às a’ bhùthaidh. Tha e nas luaithe, tha e nas fhasa agus dhan chuid againn a tha ag obair agus gun cus ùine againn carson nach taghadh tu pastraidh às a’ bhùthaidh seach do phastraidh fhèin mur h-eil ùine agad.

[Màiri] Sin a-nis air tighinn còmhla dìreach na chnap. Tòrr flùir.

[Màiri] Nis, b’ fheudar dhomh barrachd uisge na dà spàin mhòr a chur ann ach chì sibh fhèin nuair a tha e a’ tighinn còmhla na bhall aithnichidh sibh gu bheil gu leòr uisge ann. Tha agus tha seo a’ roiligeadh a-mach glè mhath. Tha mi airson sia pìosan leis a’ chutter as motha a chleachdadh. An uair sin tha mi ag iarraidh sia beaga airson ’s gun tèid seo air am muin.

[Màiri] Mincemeat ann an seo. Làn spàin-tì, agus a-rithist faodaidh tu am mincemeat agad fhèin a dhèanamh. Bha mise caran leisg an-diugh ’s cha do rinn, ach seo an rud a tha cudromach.

[Màiri] A’ gearradh beag annta. Agus an uair sin tha mi dìreach a’ dol a chur còmhdach beag bainne air mullach gach paidh. Ged a tha eagal oirnn a bhith a’ dèanamh pastraidh tha seo, tha mi dìreach air sealltainn dhuibh nach eil. Chan eil dad doirbh mu dheidhinn. Furasta gu leòr. Seo a-nis a’ dol dhan àmhainn airson leth-uair.

[Màiri] Agus dè as fheàrr na crathadh beag siùcair fhad ’s a tha iad fhathast blàth?

Chaidh am prògram seo, Fuine, a chraoladh an toiseach ann an 2013. Le taing do Caledonian TV.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English text Teacsa Beurla

Mairi's mince pies

[Mairi] Now apparently cold fingers are what is important for making good pastry. So my hands are reasonably cold. I have eight ounces of plain flour here and to that I am going to add lard, two ounces of lard, and two ounces of butter and just with my fingers and trying to lift the flour as high as possible I am just going to work the lard and the butter in together.

[Mairi] Everything is coming together a little now and therefore I am going to add just a little bit of salt, and as I want a sweet pastry, an ounce of caster sugar. Everything is mixed together now and I am ready to add a little bit of water and, again, cold water, as cold as possible. Two tablespoons of water but I’m just taking my time. A little drop at first. Now there is more work required here. If you were going to make mince pies in a hurry, many just buy pastry from the shop. It is quicker, it is easier and for those of us who work and don't have too much time why not choose pastry from the shop instead of your own pastry if you don't have time.

[Mairi] That has now come together just in a lump. Lots of flour.

[Mairi] Now, I had to add more than two tablespoons of water but you will see yourself when it comes together in a ball then you will recognise that there is enough water in it. There is and this is rolls out very well. I want six pieces using the biggest cutter. Then I want six small ones so that they go on top of them.

[Mairi] Mincemeat here. A full teaspoon, and again you can make your own mincemeat. I was quite lazy today and I didn't but this is the important bit.

[Mairi] Cutting a wee bit in them. And then I am just going to put a little coat of milk on top of each pie. Although we are afraid to make pastry like this, I have just shown you that it isn’t hard. There is nothing difficult about it. It is easy enough. Now this goes in the oven for half an hour.

[Mairi] And what better than a little sprinkling of sugar whilst they are still warm?

This programme, Fuine, was first broadcast in 2013. Courtesy of Caledonian TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gaelic & English text Teacsa Gàidhlig & Teacsa Beurla

Vocabulary Briathrachas

geir - lard

drudhag - drop, sip

cnap - lump

roiligeadh - rolling