Peppermint Creams / Mint Cake

Everyone’s had the need for a sugar rush.  When you’re ill, when you’re weak, when you need a boost, just because…

Well, if you can manage to wait to the next day, I’ve discovered the perfect (very easy) recipe for peppermint creams; otherwise known as mint cake.

Ingredients

500g (1lb 2oz) icing sugar, sifted

1 egg white, stiffly whipped

1-2tsp lemon juice

Few drops of peppermint oil

Optional:  Edible silver balls / hundreds & thousands / chocolate drops for decoration

Optional:  Food colouring

Method

1.  Mix together the icing sugar, egg white, lemon juice and peppermint oil until you have the texture of pastry.  If you would like, add a few drops of food colouring now.

2.  Knead well together until smooth (you may need to use a few drops of water to ensure the “dough” sticks together thoroughly) then roll out on a work surface; lightly dusted with icing sugar; to a thickness of approx 1cm (1/2 inch).

3.  You’ll need to work fast at this point as the “dough” does tend to become unworkable quickly.  Cut out shapes (rounds, stars, hearts, etc) using cookie cutters and place them on a sheet of greaseproof paper.

4.  If you like, decorate the shapes at this point (OPTIONAL).

5.  Leave to harden overnight, the enjoy the following day!  Enjoy 🙂

       

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