Peppermint Creams

5 December 2012

One of those quintessentially British things that for me belong to Christmas, are peppermint creams. Every recipe I found online included raw eggs, but I wanted the boy to be able to eat them too without risk, so I tried my own egg free variation. They were super simple to make, and the boy gave his thumbs up on the taste test ;-)

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Ingredients

  • 500g icing sugar + extra for dusting
  • 2-3 tablespoons double or whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint essence

Directions

  • Combine the ingredients in a bowl and mix together in to a stiff paste. You don’t want the mixture getting too wet, so start off 2 tablespoons of cream and add another if necessary.
  • Dust your surface with icing sugar, then roll out the mixture into a long sausage about 2-3cm in diameter.
  • Cut it into slices about 0.5cm thick with a knife.
  • Place on a baking tray lined with grease proof paper.
  • Use a fork to press a pattern into the top of each peppermint cream.
  • Place the baking tray in the refrigerator until the peppermint creams are set. After that you can store them in a container, but still keep them refrigerated.

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