Thursday, 31 May 2012

diamond creams

No self respecting {royal} granny is ever without a bag of peppermints stuffed in her pockets ready for any eventuality and occasion ....erm....apparently. Although grannies are getting younger these days and it’s out with the winceyette nighties and in with the spray tans and vajazzles......eeek!
I haven’t made peppermint creams since I was much younger than I am now.....I had forgotten how easy they are to do - basically edible play dough. So perfect for little princes and princesses to make too.
In a nod to the forthcoming jubilations I turned these into {very } rough diamonds and blinged them up big time with an exuberant sprinkling of edible glitter, which really does get everywhere!

Diamond Creams
250g sifted icing sugar {plus extra for dusting}
1 lightly whisked egg white  {powdered egg white works a treat too}
A few drops of peppermint extract

With the icing sugar in a large bowl, slowly mix in most of the egg white and peppermint extract until all combined into a soft and sticky dough. At this point you may need to add more icing sugar until the dough can be kneaded by hand.
Place dough on a chopping board smothered in icing sugar and roll out to the desired thickness {1cm is good}. Using a sharp knife dipped in icing sugar cut diagonal lines across the dough in one direction and then repeat in the other direction forming ‘diamond shapes’.
Place on a lightly oiled {vegetable oil or similar} sheet of greaseproof paper. Brush with a light coating of the remaining egg white and sprinkle with edible glitter. 
Leave to dry out for several hours or over night. Should keep well in an airtight container.

Have a most jubilant weekend! x

6 comments:

  1. Your diamond creams look delicious - and SO pretty! Hope you have a delightful weekend.
    Sheree x0x

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  2. I love edible glitter, I have some in red. I hate to think of what's in there though! Something that pretty surely can't be bad for you...

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  3. 'bit' late in seeing these but they look amazing! love the glitter :) (my papa is never without a stash of mint humbugs so it's still true!)

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  4. Your diamond creams look delightfully sparkley..yum!

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  5. Hello, Just found you via Jen at Little Birdy. Oh aren't peppermint creams just the thing! We made them this Christmas too along with some other sweeties but the creams were my favourites by far!

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