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Angela Returns with Fabulous Peppermint Creams Recipe

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Homemade Peppermint Creams

Homemade Peppermint Creams

Angela returns with her Top Tips, offering Homemade Peppermint Creams, which are delicious and great for gifting or as a sweet post-Christmas dinner snack.

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So, without further ado, here’s what you’ll need for these delightful Peppermint Creams:

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg white
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 400g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • ½-1 teaspoon of peppermint extract or essence

Equipment:

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Rolling pin
  • Wooden spoon
  • Small cookie cutter (approximately 3cm)
  • Greaseproof paper or baking parchment
  • Board or chopping board

Here’s how to make these tasty treats:

1. Lightly beat the egg white in a bowl until it starts to foam.

2. Sift the icing sugar into a large bowl. Add half of the beaten egg white, peppermint essence or extract, and the juice of half a lemon. Mix well, gradually adding the remaining egg white. If the mixture becomes too tough to mix with a spoon, use your hands to bring it together.

3. Transfer the mixture onto a surface dusted with icing sugar. Dust the mixture with icing sugar to prevent sticking. Roll it out to a thickness of 1cm.

4. Use the small round cookie cutter to cut out the creams. Transfer them to a tray or chopping board dusted with icing sugar to dry out.

And now, let’s move on to the decorative step (which is optional):

If you want to take these peppermint creams to another level, you can decorate them with chocolate.

Melt a large bar of plain chocolate on a low heat in a bowl placed in a pan of water or the microwave using 10-second bursts (stirring after each burst) until it’s melted to a liquid. Be careful not to overheat the chocolate, as it may become granules.

Once the chocolate is melted, let it cool for a few seconds. You can dip half of each cream into the melted chocolate and place them on greaseproof paper or lightly drizzle the melted chocolate over the creams. Leave them to set for a few hours or overnight.

You can get creative with the packaging to present these delightful treats as gifts. For example, you can place them in small paper sweet cases or on a paper doily in a pretty cardboard box. Sweetie gift bags would also be a lovely option.

So, there you have it, Angela’s fantastic Peppermint Creams.

Get ready to indulge in a burst of minty deliciousness this festive season.

Written by: Kat Y (Ginge)

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