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Peppermint Creams

·         Makes about 30

·         Ready in 1 hr, plus setting time

Ingredient

·         350g caster sugar

·         1 tbsp liquid glucose a pinch of cream of tartar

1 tbsp liquid glucose a pinch of cream of tartar

1 tbsp liquid glucose a pinch of cream of tartar

·         1 tsp peppermint extract icing sugar, for dusting

·         200g dark chocolate, chopped crystallised mint leaves, to decorate

200g dark chocolate

200g dark chocolate

·         You’ll also need: sugar thermometer; 3cm square or round cookie cutters

Recipe

1.    Tip the caster sugar into a small saucepan and add the liquid glucose, cream of tartar and 100ml water. Slowly heat the mixture to dissolve the sugar, stirring from time to time. Pop the sugar thermometer into the pan, bring to the boil and continue to cook steadily until the syrup reaches 114C/238F/Gas ½. Remove from the heat, pour into a medium-sized bowl, add the peppermint extract and leave to cool at room temperature for  15-20 mins, until the mixture has thickened with a skin covering  the surface.

2.    Using a hand-held electric mixer, beat the syrup until it thickens and becomes a smooth, thick, white paste. This will take about 3-5 mins at slow-medium speed. You may need to turn the fondant out of the bowl once it starts to become very thick and dough-like and knead by hand until silky smooth and cold. Flatten the fondant into a disc, cover with cling-film and chill for a few hours or overnight.

3.    When ready to continue, lightly dust the work surface with icing sugar and roll the fondant out to  a thickness of 2-3mm. Using the cookie cutter, stamp out rounds  or squares and place these on  a parchment-lined tray. Gather the offcuts together, knead until smooth and re-roll and stamp out more shapes. Pop the tray in the fridge to chill for 20 mins while you melt the chocolate.

4.    If you want your peppermint creams to have a more professional air about them, follow the instructions for tempering chocolate (see Cook’s Tip). Otherwise, simply melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, making sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Stir until smooth, remove the bowl from the pan and cool slightly.

5.    Using a dipping or dinner fork, submerge one fondant shape at a time into the melted chocolate, lift out and tap the fork on the side of the bowl to allow the excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl. Carefully place a peppermint cream on a clean sheet of parchment, gently press the tines of the fork into the chocolate to make ridges on the surface and scatter with crystallised mint leaves. Repeat with the remaining fondant shapes. Leave the creams to set firm before serving. To store, the creams will keep in a cool place for 1-2 weeks in an airtight box between layers of baking parchment.

·         Per serving: 90 cals, 2.2g fat

Peppermint Creams

Peppermint Creams

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