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Peppermint Creams

by greenrabbitdesigns

Yesterday afternoon I decided to make some Peppermint Creams, nothing like a little peppermint something with a cup of tea. I thought you might like to have the recipe for them, you may of course have your own variation of these little traybakes and maybe you even use this one but for those of you who don’t, here we go.

Firstly line a swiss roll tin with baking parchment.

In a bowl cream together:-

4 oz margarine
4 oz sugar

then add,

4 oz plain flour
half teaspoon baking powder
2 oz cocoa powder
4 oz coconut

Now I use a food processor and I put all the above ingredients in at the one time and whizz them all together until well mixed but if you’re not using a food processor then use the above method.

When it’s all mixed then press it into the swiss roll tin and bake at 160 deg C (fan oven) for about 10 minutes. Please keep an eye on it as all ovens vary. When it is ready leave aside until it is completely cooled.

In a bowl mix together:-

4 oz icing sugar
2 oz butter

then add some peppermint flavouring to your own taste.

You can then add some green food colouring if you wish. I think it’s a psychological thing, that if the cream is green it makes it seem more like mint. If you have young children you may wish to leave the colouring out, I added it as I need all the E-numbers I can get these days!! 😉

Spread the peppermint cream over the cooked base.

Next melt 9 oz dark chocolate, you can of course use whatever type of chocolate you wish but I think dark goes well with mint.

Pour the chocolate over the cream. (Don’t you just want to stick your finger into that chocolate!)

Then put it in the fridge to set firm.

When set cut into squares and enjoy! 🙂

Well the weekend is almost upon us again and I’ve a bit of a mixed bag this weekend. On Friday night we’re going to watch my son’s band perform, they are headlining a local festival, fingers crossed for a dry and sunny evening. My days of rolling around in the mud ‘Glastonbury style’ are long gone!! Then on Saturday I’m going to another Debbie Abrahams knitting workshop. I’m not sure what I’m knitting but it’s title is ‘Strawberries and Cream’, perhaps trying to get us in the mood for Wimbledon (come on Andy Murray)! As both events are in the same neck of the woods, we are staying the night in a lovely hotel, so looking forward to that. So a bit of Rock & Roll and a bit of knitting, they do say variety is the spice of life!!

I’m going to leave with another little purchase I’ve made from Mia’s lovely shop. I find her creations very hard to resist especially when there are rabbits involved!

Have a great weekend whatever you get up to and thanks as always for dropping in to see me. 🙂

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Emma Angel June 16, 2011 - 6:25 pm

Mmmmm, looks lovely.
x

Simone June 16, 2011 - 6:58 pm

Hi Viv. It’s a bit quiet on the blogging front isn’t it? I just may have to force myself to make those lovely peppermint creams for the weekend! sounds as though you have a fun weekend lined up. I hope the weather stays dry for you. Lovely purchase from Mia! Thank you for your encouraging comment (as always) on my blog. x

Bustle and Sew June 16, 2011 - 7:14 pm

Hi – thanks for your comment on Bustle & Sew – thought I’d visit back and I’m so glad I did – these look wonderful! Definite make for next time Rosie visits. See you again soon. Helen xx

Louise June 16, 2011 - 7:20 pm

Thank you for sharing, I think I might have a go making some of those. I will keep my fingers crossed for the weather at the weekend, have fun…..

Lou xxx

Susan June 16, 2011 - 7:28 pm

These look wonderful Vivienne!….
Wishing you a wonderful weekend….
Susan x

Mia June 16, 2011 - 7:31 pm

Oh Viv, you made me drool 🙂 that peppermint (one of my favorite tastes!) cream looks so wonderful, and I wish you can enjoy it in a sunny garden! It shines here now, wishing both of us sunny weekend!

Yours,
Mia

P.S. I am so happy you liked your little bunny – it’s just so “you” dear friend!

nina - tabiboo June 16, 2011 - 7:39 pm

Ooooohhhh I’m drooling – peppermint has that effect on me. That and pickled onions!

Nina 🙂 xxx

jill June 16, 2011 - 7:54 pm

Yummy! I’m of a mind just to make myself a bowl of the Peppermint Cream, no need for the base or chocolate covering – oink, oink!

I’m loving your new little rabbit from Mia – I’m probably gonna have to purchase another Moomin key fob as Violet has well and truly dabbed mine. At first she thought it was a hippo, but after countless hours watching episodes of The Moomins from the early 80’s, I’m slowly educating her :0)

Your weekend sounds fab – have fun, and I’ll keep my fingers crossed that the rain stays away.

Jill x

Pomona June 16, 2011 - 8:30 pm

The workshop sounds like fun – I knitted one of her bags once. I love your purchase, but I have to say that rabbits are not in my good books at the moment – I have just seen two in the garden eating my lovely pink roses! Why can’t they just stick to grass – it has plenty of flowers in, too …

Pomona x

Helen Philipps June 16, 2011 - 8:34 pm

Oh my goodness those peppermint creams look absolutely gorgeous!! You are so good at finding the most tempting sweet things that I love! A friend of mine has just made a tea cosy from a pattern called Strawberries and Cream – it is really beautiful and I’d love one like it. I love your sweet bunny from Mia – it certainly came to the right home! Have a happy weekend, and enjoy the knitting and the music.
Helen x

lily June 16, 2011 - 9:11 pm

Hi Vivienne, your peppermint creams look delicious, I would have to make them gluten free…………I may have a go this weekend, they’d be lovely to take as a treat when we go camping. Best of luck for your sons band, hope it stays dry………have a lovely day at the knitting workshop and…………COME ON ANDY!

lily x

Patty June 16, 2011 - 9:17 pm

Vivienne thanks for sharing your recipe, it looks great and I think a peppermint treat would be good for my sore throat so when I get back out shopping I must get peppermint essence. Not baked anything green or pepperminty for years and this looks a fun yet sophisticated tray bake.
Wow you’ve got an interesting weekend, have a super time at the concert and knitting, don’t take your knitting to the concert!!
Sally x

Robin June 16, 2011 - 9:20 pm

Vivienne, that looks amazing. I’m longing for a bite, but don’t think I could stop at that. What a treat for all! Love your purchase from Mia and so perfect for you. Enjoy, xoRobin❤

Ruth June 16, 2011 - 9:36 pm

They look delish!! Such a shame I’m back on the diet 🙁

Gill June 16, 2011 - 9:47 pm

Vivienne, they look so yummy! I’m so glad you’ve shared the recipe, I just know Im going to love these!
Hope you have fun tomorrow night at your sons concert, and the knitting workshop at the weekend.
Love hte little key ring from Mia – so sweet! Love the look of that plain natural linen its sitting on too! Might I ask what it is and where you got it, am trying to source some good plain linen!
Gill xx

tinajo June 17, 2011 - 7:37 am

That looks yummy! 🙂

Have a nice weekend with all of the things you have planned, I really need it to be weekend now since I´ve been quite tired for two days. SO many things that needed to be done at both work and my boys preschool/school, but it´s beginning to slow down now. 🙂

Helena June 17, 2011 - 8:12 am

Oh boy! I am heading straight out to the shops to get the missing ingredients I need for this!

*salivates*

Looks so yum yum yummy!

Jenny June 17, 2011 - 5:31 pm

Oh yummy, will have to give them a go!! Have a wonderful weekend – you sound like you have a busy one planned – fingers crossed the weather holds out for you! Enjoy your knitting too – will look forward to seeing what you will be making! xxx

Victoria June 17, 2011 - 7:47 pm

They look delicious. Must give them a go.

Kristyne June 18, 2011 - 3:47 am

Vivienne, you are evil … chocolaty, minty deliciously EVIL! Excuse me, but now I have some chocolate and mint flavoring to buy. 😉

Happy weekend sweetie!

thelinencat June 18, 2011 - 10:08 am

Thanks for the recipe, I’m very tempted to make some even though I’m on a mission to loose the baby weight (with the shock of my youngest ‘baby’ turing 4 recently). Love everything Mia makes so I understand completely, she is a great designer and maker. Bethx

Amanda Ackermann June 19, 2011 - 12:48 am

Oh that recipe looks so yummy – When I get a cheat day from my diet I am making these and eating 2 🙂

harmony and rosie June 20, 2011 - 1:39 pm

I think I’m going mad, I was sure I left a comment. Hey ho. Hope you’ve had a good weekend and the workshop was a success. x

corry June 21, 2011 - 7:23 am

Yummie!! This looks delicious!! Thanks for the recipe.
We’re having a giveaway, come and check it out!
Groetjes, Corry

Emma (silverpebble) June 21, 2011 - 11:51 am

VIvienne, these look truly delicious! You’ve made my mouth water x

Jane June 21, 2011 - 4:55 pm

Mmmmm I always enjoy your baking posts Vivienne, I’m still drawling over the Christmas fudge one! I may well give this one a go too…thanks for sharing.
Jane x

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