Peppermint Creams Reminding Me Of Christmas' Past


Monday 19 December 2016

Peppermint Creams Reminding Me Of Christmas' Past

It has been a while since I made peppermint creams. They along with marzipan fruits, really remind me of Christmas' past. The excitement of presents. Loads of food. Nuts and a nut cracker. My grandparents coming over, Only Fools and Horses on the TV. t is amazing how a simple recipe can stir a whole range of memories.

Peppermint creams dipped in melted chocolate

As Christmas is nearly upon us, I decided it was time to make some again. I know that some people don't like eating raw egg whites, but this is how I used to make them so I went with this old recipe. I decided to half dip them in chocolate, however, fully dipped would also be good.

Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Creams

  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 1 egg white
  • 350g icing sugar
  • a couple of drops of green colouring
  1. Separate the egg white and whisk until frothy.
  2. Add the green food colouring and whisk through. Then sift in the icing sugar.
  3. This should form a kind of dough. If it is too stiff add a drop of water. Too runny then add a bit more icing sugar.
  4. Roll into small balls and press down on some grease-proof paper.
  5. Leave to dry out overnight.
  6. Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave and dip the peppermint creams in.

What food do you love to make at Christmas? What recipes remind you of Christmas as a child?

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