Peppermint Creams

Minty and moreish peppermint creams make the easiest of edible presents in this delicious recipe from Lotte Duncan
By Lotte Duncan
Peppermint Creams
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  • Serves: makes 30-40
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

main

  • 450 g icing sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • peppermint essence and food colouring
  • dolly mixtures, silver balls, etc to decorate

Tips and Suggestions


Raw or lightly cooked eggs should not be served to young children, elderly people, invalids and pregnant women, because of the risk of salmonella poisoning.

Method

1. Sift the sugar. Place the egg whites in a bowl and beat lightly with a fork, just sufficiently to break up the albumen.

2. Add half the icing sugar and stir until well mixed, using a wooden spoon. Beat for 5 minutes. Add the rest of the icing sugar and the essence until the mixture is stiff. You may need to add more icing sugar.

3. Separate the mixture into three and add different food colourings to each. Pastels are nice.

4. Roll out and cut out into shapes - hearts, circles and stars. Decorate with the sweets. Lay the sweets out on sheets of greaseproof paper to dry out.

5. Place into pretty boxes.

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