Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Homemade peppermint patties

Apparently, my recipe posts have been a bit lacking of late - thanks The Shy Lion! I don't think this recipe will really be up his alley, but it is a recipe and it was delicious!

This is ostensibly the recipe for peppermint patties, but it seems quite similar to the top of a mint slice biscuit too.

This is a very strange recipe, I mean, it's mostly dry ingredients that miraculously (by way of chemical interaction of the ingredients?) turn into peppermint patties.  But I love Sweetapolita, and the amazing website, so when I saw this recipe, I knew it was worth a try.


4 cups icing sugar
45 grams unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon  peppermint oil
3/4 tsp  pure vanilla extract
4 tablespoons evaporated milk

Using your mixer, preferably with a paddle attachment*, combine the butter, icing sugar, peppermint oil, vanilla, and evaporated milk and mix on low speed until it starts to come together. Then turn your mixer up!  Probably to about 6/10 and mix for 2 more minutes.  

Cover and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes and then roll out the mixture into small balls and press flat, into a patty shape.  Cover and chill again - for about an hour. 

I just used melted dark chocolate, but Sweetapolita's pastel shades are just adorable!  Your choice.

*I don't know how well the recipe would work using normal beaters (ie a whisk), if you try it let me know!

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