Peppermint Slices

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A quintessential fine piece. For anyone asking, a fine piece is a North Eastern Scottish word for a baked good. You would have a fine piece with a fly cup. Peppermint slices, buttery biscuit base, mint icing, dark chocolate. A biscuit version of an after eight.

Ingredients:

  • 400g hobnobs or other biscuits
  • 300g butter
  • 280g icing sugar
  • Splash of milk
  • Green food gel colour
  • 2 teaspoons of peppermint extract
  • 200g dark chocolate

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Start by bashing your biscuits. A rolling pin tends to be handy, but I made do with a wooden spoon. I’d advice using two sandwhich bags, so you don’t have crumbs everywhere.

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Once your biscuits are ready to go, melt 150g of the butter.

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Then mix together in a bowl, ensuring all the butter is coating the biscuit. Then add to your lined baking tin. Compressing the biscuits, place in fridge to cool.

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Then your buttercream icing. Churn the remaining 150g butter with the icing sugar, slowly add your milk. Then your extract and food colouring.
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I didn’t add too much food colouring, as the slices I remember having as a kid were more of a light green as opposite to kermit neon green.

Then add the icing to your biscuit base ensuring the icing is smooth.

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I can highly recommend Green and Black’s cooking chocolate. Slightly pricey, but super tasty.

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Melt the chocolate, then pour over the icing. Leave in fridge to set overnight or for a few hours.

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When fully chilled, take out of the fridge and heat the knife you will be using to cut with, by running hot water over the knife.

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Simple and delicious! Great with a strong cup of coffee. For Christmas I want to try adding some peppermint schnapps and crushed candy canes to the icing sugar.

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