Posted on Mon 14 Dec 2020 at 11:34
What you will need
- 250g Icing Sugar
- Half the white of a small egg, mixed from dried egg white (Mix as directed on the packet)
- 1 teaspoon of peppermint flavouring
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- Green food colouring
- A rolling pin
- Small cutters
- A large plate or tray covered in cling film
This recipe will make approximately 25 peppermint creams.
- Sift the icing sugar through a sieve in to a large mixing bowl. Using a spoon make a hole in the middle of the icing sugar.
- Mix the egg white, peppermint flavouring and lemon juice together in a small bowl and then pour the mixture in to the icing sugar.
- Use a blunt knife to stir the mixture then squeeze it between your fingers until its smooth like a dough.
- Cut the mixture in to two pieces. Add a few drops of green food colouring to one of the mixtures and use your fingers to mix the food colouring in. If it gets a little sticky add a little icing sugar.
- Sprinkle some icing sugar on to a clean work surface and on to your rolling pin. This stops the mixture sticking.
- Roll out the mixture until it is about as thick as your little finger. Then use your cutters to cut out the shapes.
- Use a blunt knife to lift the shapes on to the cling film covered plate/tray.
- Leave them to dry for at least an hour or until they become hard.
You can get small cutters and a sieve from most budget variety shops. If you do not have a rolling pin, thoroughly wash and clean a small plastic drinks bottle and fill tightly with rice or flour.