Peppermint Creams Veg

On Monday, December 30th, 2013

Easy, homemade version of this retro classic. They make delicious Christmas presents.

  • Less than 30 mins preparation time

  • Less than 10 mins cooking time

  • Makes 15-20

Ingredients

  • 1 free-range egg white
  • ½ lemon, juice only
  • 1 tsp peppermint flavouring
  • 425g/15 oz icing sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • 175g/6¼oz dark chocolate

Preparation method

  1. Whisk the egg white in a bowl until stiff peaks form when the whisk is removed. Slowly whisk in the lemon juice, peppermint and icing sugar to a stiff paste.
  2. Tip the peppermint mixture onto a work surface dusted liberally with icing sugar and roll out thinly.
  3. Use a 5cm/2in cutter to cut out circles and place them onto a baking tray. Chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours, or until the mixture has set.
  4. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. (Do not let the base of the bowl touch the water.)
  5. Dip each peppermint cream into the melted chocolate and set aside on a baking tray. Chill the peppermint creams until set.
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