BBC Good Food Magazine

FESTIVE BAKES

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BEST STOLLEN

M&S Collection stollen loaf

£8 (630g) A pleasingly soft loaf filled with a good amount of dried fruit and mixed peel. The swirl of natural-tasting marzipan is generous and not too sweet.

BEST FLAVOURED MINCE PIES Waitrose & Partners cherry & almond

frangipane topped mince pies £2 (pack of four) If you like bakewell tarts, then this is the pie for you. The frangipane topping gives a good hit of almond flavour that works well with the mincemeat and isn‘t too sweet. They’re also lovely served warm with cold cream.

BEST CLASSIC MINCE PIES

Spar Luxury mince pies £2 (330g) Our judges were impressed by the festive star design, and despite the open top, the mincemeat is golden and not burned. The deep-filled pies have buttery pastry and jammy, well-spiced mincemeat with citrussy notes.

BEST PANETTONE Morrisons The Best panettone £7 (750g) With an appealingl­y shiny crust and rich golden colour, this classic brioche-style panettone is filled with good-sized pieces of fruit and isn’t too sweet. Vanilla and citrus notes come through, with just a hint of booze to finish.

BEST GLUTEN-FREE MINCE PIES M&S Made Without Wheat mince pies £2 (205g) With a pretty, festive design and buttery, shortbread-style pastry, these pies, made without wheat, were the clear winner. The filling has good bite and is full of juicy, spiced fruit, with strong citrus notes.

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