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Whale Sugar and Platinum Coin are Part of World's Most Expensive Mince Pie

by Kathy Jones on  November 26, 2011 at 3:29 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
A mix of traditional ingredients from recipes dating back to the 17th century has been used by a mince pie, which is believed to be the world's most expensive.

The culinary delight, estimated to be worth 3,000 pounds, is currently on show at a London shopping centre.
 Whale Sugar and Platinum Coin are Part of World's Most Expensive Mince Pie
Whale Sugar and Platinum Coin are Part of World's Most Expensive Mince Pie
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Other added ingredients include the highest-grade platinum leaf, holy water from Lourdes to bind the pastry and wash all the ingredients, vanilla beans and cinnamon from eastern spice markets.

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Highly prized ambergris sugar derived from sperm whale secretions has also been used.

It is complete without a solid Platinum coin in keeping with the British tradition of placing a silver coin in a Christmas cake or pudding.

It took ten days for Andrew Stellitano, who runs food design company Astarism to make the exclusive mince pie.

The pastry top was designed on a computer and laser cut to give it an intricate finish, the Daily Mail reported.

The pie is on display for a month at the Marvellous Mince Pie Manufactory, at The Exchange shopping centre in Ilford, where visitors are invited to create their own versions.

A prize draw on December 19 will give shoppers the chance to take home the sweet treat.

Source: ANI
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