Wednesday, 12 February 2014
I Love Peppermint Patties.
I hate the word Patties. (RE-NAME TIME!)
So when I stumbled across Angela's Vegan recipe for Peppermint Patties, Angels started singing. The sun started shining and all was right with the world.
OK. So I went a little too far!
I immediately went about summoning the ingredients for this recipe, soaking my Cashews overnight ready for the morning, and preparing myself for the awesome-ness that was to come!
I think we can all agree, Oh She Glows is one of the most inspiring blogs around, and I have total faith in her recipes so I was never in any doubt that these were going to turn out awesome.
They were! - My Boyfriend even asked for more as I left his house. That got me thinking. What other flavours could I concoct?!
My mother did point out that perhaps this only worked because of how strong the peppermint flavouring was, but I was always going to attempt something else anyway.
In a box of Chocolates, the ones that always go first are the Strawberry Creams, the Orange Creams and the Lemon Creams. I wanted to try and make Orange Creams (but I had no Orange Extract). Right. Plan B. Lemon Creams it is. . . and I am proud to report, they work just as well as the originals, are fun to make, and taste amazing!
My first set, the Peppermint ones, I dipped in the Chocolate Mixture, and set on a wire rack over some greaseproof paper, bad move. They stick. If you place them directly onto the greaseproof paper they don't. Ah well. Trial and error!
Nom! I did manage to restrain myself from eating all of these! - mainly because I think they would make a really lovely valentines gift for someone.