Despite speaking the same language, the US and the UK can still be worlds apart when it comes to common parlance.
Nothing serves as more of a shining example of that than this recipe from The Spruce Eats that, in its original iteration, called for a great big pile of unseasoned mince to be stuffed into some shortcrust pastry and topped with sliced apples for a delicious Mincemeat and Apple Tart. Yum!
The original recipe was shared on Twitter along with the photos of the recipe in its various, questionable stages:
utterly obsessed with this american site that has confused mince with mincemeat, and created this abomination pic.twitter.com/Y31NqYGYrV
— Luke Bailey (@imbadatlife) December 9, 2019
The authenticity of this botched monstrosity was called into question because of the reference to "tea-time" and the listed ingredient of caster sugar rather than the American powdered sugar, but it seems to be a legitimate mistake - as evidenced by the updated page, "Mincemeat and Apple Tart - Now Meat Free!!"
The website commented on the confusion, saying, "This was an unfortunate, if not hilarious, mix-up by one of our photographers during a recent shoot." But if you're feeling brave enough, give it a go and let us know how it turns out in between trips to the loo. [Metro]