Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
Sorry it’s been a quiet week on the blog front – the festive frenzying has well and truly begun. Mainly because I’ve been insisting on doing lots of festive baking even though it’s only the first week of December, and I keep going out to the cinema (this week I saw The Informant! and Nativity!, both of which were a little odd but very funny, and also strangely end with an exclamation mark). I have however found time to make these rather delightful little peppermint cream snowballs at Mr M’s request, and they are so sweet I just had to find the time to share them with you!
Peppermint cream snowballs (makes about 30 dinky little ones)
1. Beat 1 egg white until frothy but not stiff. Sieve 400g icing sugar into the egg white and mix.
2. Add a few drops of peppermint essence or oil and knead the mixture into a firm, mouldable paste.
3. Whisk another egg white until frothy. Roll the mixture into small balls, dip each ball into the extra egg white and then into 100g desiccated coconut.
4. Place the peppermint creams on to baking parchment and leave in a warm place for a couple of hours to dry before presenting them to your husband with a smile!