Mmmm I used to love to make and scoff peppermint creams when I was younger. Of course then we used to live on the edge and make them with raw egg white. Now of course I cannot do that for more than one reason the main being that the allergy boy wouldn’t be able to assist in the eating of them. Anyhow. I posted about the recipe I found and very slightly adapted on my Facebook page and have been asked a few times for the recipe so here it is. I intend to make a few flavour variations so do re visit to see how that goes.
These would make fab Christmas gifts especially for teachers, a nice little handmade gift the kids can help out with. So easy and quick to do, go on have a go;
- 250g icing sugar, sifted
- 1/2 tsp peppermint extract (use more/less if you prefer, mine had a nice mild flavour)
- 3 to 4 tsp water
- 2 tsp liquid glucose
- food colour (optional)
Mix everything together until it starts to form a dough, get your hands in there and work until you have a smooth dough. Add more water/icing sugar if needed.
Roll out and cut into shapes or roll into balls and flatten gently with a fork, (or whatever takes your fancy, be creative). I also imprinted some words on these ones;
Leave to firm up on a tray on greaseproof paper, do not cover or put in the fridge and leave at least over night.
Once set they are ready to eat, dip in chocolate or wrap up as gifts.
You can always add a little colour if you like;
Also you can add any pattern you might like;
Remember the smaller and thinner you make them the quicker they will dry out and be ready for eating (although I didn’t let that stop me), my next flavoured batch will be meeting up with some chocolate too! 😉
Enjoy and let me know if you make them.