Monday, June 22, 2009
For the bake sale
The Ugly Binder
1 1/2 lbs confectioners' sugar
1 stick (4 oz) butter melted
1/2 can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 Tbsps corn syrup
1 Tbsp peppermint extract
Shape into balls and flatten onto wax paper. Refrigerate until firm.
12 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 ounce paraffin
Dip patties into chocolate and chill until coating is firm.
I've made these many times since the first time and I switched to using Candiquick or melts, not because I'm afraid of eating wax but because it's just easier and the results are better (those products set up quicker and more reliably).
I made 14 very large patties.
I said I wasn't going to make a new recipe for the bake sale but I got it in my head that I wanted to make peppermint patties. When I was in the hospital after having Dan someone brought me a handmade peppermint patty from the gift shop and it was so good, I've been wanting to try my hand at making them ever since.
I had copied an Easter egg recipe from somewhere and modified it to make the peppermint patties.
I made them rather large and although my chocolate dipping skills are lacking, they didn't look too bad (on the topsides at least) and they were definitely what I was looking for as far as taste goes.
We'll see how they sell. The bake sale is tomorrow. I think I'm going to add these to my Christmas goodie list.
This might be it for the week. I have so much to do by Saturday.
Question of the Day: Do you like Peppermint Patties?