Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Christmas Candy: Peppermint Patties
These are amazingly easy to make! I had never really thought about it, but encountered hand made peppermint patties when out shopping with my friend Tesse. (Who has a nice blog about whisky, by the way.) She said that she loved them, and could I please find a recipe? So I did. And it's so easy. And tasty.
I absolutely suck at tempering chocolate, so my poor patties - the ones left after the first two days - turned grey and dull. Not suitable for giving - but just as good for eating, thankfully. Next time, I must try harder. After all, how hard can tempering really be?
makes about 24
1 egg white
about 350 g confectioner's sugar
1,5 tsp peppermint extract
0,5 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
dark chocolate for dipping
Beat the eggwhite until foamy, but not stiff. Gradually add sugar, and beat until you have a stiff dough. Add the flavorings, a little at a time and taste until they're to your liking.
Form small balls and place on parchment paper. Flatten slightly so you have round, thick patties. Cover with plastic wrap and let dry out a bit, overnight preferrably. (And if possible, turn them over once so they dry on both sides.)
Then melt your chocolate, and dip the patties on both sides.
Recipe in Swedish: