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Winter Festival

Saturday 12 December

Details about our Saturday events and how you can get involved.

Number 12 on a blue Christmas tree

Festive storytime

Listen to a reading of 'Mucky Pup’s First Christmas', a festive children’s story written by Ken Brown. Grab your blanket and a hot chocolate, because it’s time to get cosy.

Event details:

  • 11:00am
  • Event for everyone
  • Hosted on YouTube Premiere.

Attend this storytime event on YouTube

York St John University Bake off 

It’s time to put your apron on and learn to bake some filo mince twists for you and your family. The event will be led by our catering team. Do you have what it takes to win star baker? You have 1 hour. On your marks, get ready, BAKE!

Event details:

  • 11:00am
  • Event for everyone
  • Hosted on YouTube Premiere.

Attend this baking event on YouTube

Filo mince twist recipe:


  • Filo pastry 
  • Puff pastry 
  • Brown sugar 
  • Cinnamon 
  • Nutmeg
  • a jar of mincemeat 
  • Glacier cherries  


  1. Line a muffin tin with 2 sheets of filo pastry
  2. Roll out the puff pastry sheet thinly, then spread the mincemeat across the puff pastry
  3. Sprinkle with brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon
  4. Roll the pastry over like a swiss roll and slice. Ideally, your slices should be about 1 inch thickness
  5. Place the rolls into the puff pastry cases and sprinkle with a little brown sugar
  6. Bake in the oven 180°C for 15 to 20 minutes
  7. Once cooked, remove from the twists from the muffin tins while still warm and leave to cool
  8. Garnish with a glacier cherry and sprinkle liberally with icing sugar.

Enjoy these festive treats warm or cold.

You can also download out recipe card using the link below. 

Filo mince twists (PDF, 0.1MB)



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