Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Grandma's Peppermint Creams

Mt Grandmother used to mka ethese using a handwritted recipe from a book owned by her mother. They are easy peasy to make and I actually let my eight year old make them whilst I snapped away with the camera. You can easily half the recipe if you need to and you can always substitute the raw egg whites for the dried eggs you can buy in the supermarket and you will make them up as directed on the pack .

1lb of icing sugar ( I think this is confectioners sugar in the US)
Few drops of oil of peppermint
Whites of two medium eggs
Few drops of oil.
Few drops of food colouring.
Whisk the egg whites until they are frothy.

Add the icing sugar and peppermint oit to the egg whites and stir until it forms a thick paste.

Add a couple of drops of green food colouring if you like.

Kneed onto a surface covered with icing sugar and either roll out and use cutters to cut or roll small pieces into the palm of your hands and place onto a greased baking tray.
Leave them for a couple of hours to harden.
Eat and enjoy.
Your dentist wont thank you but the children sure will
( I will be sending mine off to brush their teeth the moment one passes their lips)


Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Oooh! Thanks for the recipe Sarah! I'll be showing it to Dot so she can get busy!

Lucy x

marit said...

Oooohhhh- sweet;-D

Amy said...

I love peppermint.. those look so good!

periwinkle said...

i remember making these at school ,,

Leigh said...

These look too delish!!! I have a question, what is icing sugar? I know it is probably a dumb question but I have never seen it before! I would love to try them out.