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Peppermint creams

Yields1 Serving

 400g icing sugar ( sieved )
 1 tblspn condensed milk
 1-2 tspn a peppermint extract
 Extra icing sugar for rolling
 A few drops of green food colour
 Melted chocolate ( optional )
OR
 1 pack of fondant icing
 1-2 tspn peppermint extract
 A couple of drops of green food colouring
 Melted chocolate
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Put the icing sugar , condensed milk , peppermint extract and a couple of tblspns of water into a bowl

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Mix really well . Add more water if too dry or more icing sugar if too wet

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Divide the mix in 2 and add a drop of green food colouring to 1 half

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Knead it well to mix

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On an island cling sugar dusted surface roll out the mix and cut into rounds . Alternatively roll into a sausage shape and cut into slices . Mark with a fork if liked

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Leave to dry for about an hour

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If using fondant icing knead it well on an icing sugar covered surface , add the peppermint extract and knead until well combined . Rollout as above , Mark with a fork if liked

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Now dip half the peppermint cream in chocolate or drizzle chocolate over them .

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Put on a cooling rack until set

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