Tuesday, September 9

A Simple Peppermint Squares Recipe

Before heading off to university I decided to make these delicious peppermint squares. They are always a favourite when I'm out for a cuppa. Remember to add green food colouring if you want that minty colour - I just didn't have any left.  This is a great no baking recipe if you want to get started it is super easy.


Biscuit base:

115g of butter
50g caster sugar
30g of cocoa powder
1 large egg, beaten
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
200g digestive biscuits
65g sweetened coconut



Peppermint Filling:

60g of butter
2 - 3 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons custard powder
1/2 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
230g icing sugar



You start by melting the chocolate powder, sugar and butter together in a pan over low heat. Once it is all dissolved together whisk in the egg gently. You should then remove it from the heat and add the vanilla extract and biscuit crumbs.

With either an electric mixer or a hand one cream together the butter and icing sugar until smooth. Beat in the rest of the ingredients and the green food colouring if you have it. The mixture should be right to spread but if it is to thick just add a little milk.


Put the biscuit base into a tin pressing it down so it is all compacted. Put it in the fridge to harden - this should take about an hour. 


Once the base has set spread over the butter cream mixture and put it in the fridge again. Leave it until it has hardened. While it is doing that you can melt together 120g of chocolate and 20g of butter to speed over the top. If you try and do this too quickly then the buttercream will come through the chocolate. 


I hope you've enjoyed this post and it is my usual writing style. I'm currently finding a little difficult to channel my normal blogging voice when everything is so different at the moment. Hopefully everything will find its own rhythm soon.

8 comments:

  1. These look well yummy will be giving them a go x

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  2. They look fab, I used to make them as a child. You've totally put me in the mood to make again, thanks!

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  3. looks scrumptious! ohh yum

    www.bumascloset.com

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  4. Oh wow, these sound delicious. I will deff give these a try because they sound perfect for autumn.

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  5. I'm awful in the kitchen but these look totally doable!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  6. These look delicious!
    Helena @ http://lifeinafewnutshells.blogspot.co.uk/

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