I really should add a quick recipe at this point, so I remember it for next year. It was simple, tasty, but more importantly a lot of fun to make.
- 1 egg white
- half teaspoon of peppermint extract (get decent stuff next year – not strong enough)
- icing sugar
- 50g dark chocolate
Whisk the egg white and peppermint extract with a fork. Stir in the sieved icing sugar with a wooden spoon. Knead it on an icing sugared board till smooth. Get your little darlings to roll it out to however thick and lumpy they like (aesthetically, it looked best around 5mm thick or less). Let them cut it into shapes. The kids liked simple rounds, little stars and love-hearts best. They’ll finish the job before they get bored – bonus. Leave on a sheet of waxed paper to dry out overnight.
Heat the chocolate in a jug in the microwave. Nuke for 1 min, stir, then another 20 secs worked for me. Drizzle back and forth over the creams. This looked and tasted better than dumping a load over a whole cream to encase it. Leave to set for a few more hours or overnight. Put into cellophane bags, attach home-made gift-tags and half a ton of curling ribbon, put in a box, send to a beloved grandparent.
(pic to follow)