Making chocolates or sweets

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  • irishgirl62
    irishgirl62 Posts: 1,548 Forumite
    Thanks scotrae... i will give it a go...gonna try and see if i can manage time this afternoon to make them as i am in the middle of putting my xmas deocrations up!!:eek:
    I am determined to lose weight!:kisses3:
    Weight loss so far 2 stones 6lbs!! :j:j
  • Hi all,

    Another idea for mint crisp chocolates is to add brown sugar flavoured with peppermint essence to melted chocolate.

    HTH
  • jetty
    jetty Posts: 3,011 Forumite
    Do they melt quickly once out of the fridge? I was just wondering as i read someones chocolate slab melted quickly once out of the fridge
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  • scotrae
    scotrae Posts: 588 Forumite
    Sounds lovely... how many mints to a bar of chocolate would you use?

    I thought I'd replied to that earlier - the second post i've lost today!:confused:

    I think I used about one tube of Trebor Extra Strong Mints to a 200g bar of Bourneville but I always had extra mints in so I could smash and use more if it didn't look right, and to cover for family hovering and nicking some while I was making it!

    Aim for the thin pieces of the end result to be speckled with the white grains of mint - more chocolate than mint. Similar to Elizabeth Shaw proportions, if you know those.

    Looking forward to hearing what you all think when you've tried them.
  • jetty
    jetty Posts: 3,011 Forumite
    Lol, you did reply, it's at the top of this page :D
    Man who run into airport turn-styles is going to Bangkok


    To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research ;)
  • irishgirl62
    irishgirl62 Posts: 1,548 Forumite
    I tried it! it tastes divine off the spoon!!! I used a hammer to bash the mints up in a bag lol! now setting in the fridge
    I am determined to lose weight!:kisses3:
    Weight loss so far 2 stones 6lbs!! :j:j
  • scotrae
    scotrae Posts: 588 Forumite
    jetty wrote: »
    Lol, you did reply, it's at the top of this page :D

    Doh! I'm having one of those days all round.
  • tanmu wrote: »
    I'm going to be making some traditional Scottish Tablet and some Baileys fudge. I'll cut it into cubes and put it into clean Jam jars with a homemade gift tag. The tablet recipe I'm using can be found here. I've never made it before, but how hard can it really be......?

    I always use a sugar thermometer just to make sure of the temp. Very good exercise for the upper arms ;)
    laura16 wrote: »
    Is this honestly nice because it sounds soooo wierd but I might have to give it a whril just out of curiosity

    Does anyone know when I can start making any of these

    They are gorgeous, I think it's a Scottish recipe.
  • mardatha
    mardatha Posts: 15,612 Forumite
    Somewhere on here is an excellent recipe for something gorgeous called
    "Fifteens" ......... I made it last year for my grandchildren.
    They never got it cos I et it..:rolleyes:
  • jetty
    jetty Posts: 3,011 Forumite
    scotrae wrote: »
    Gorgeous and very, very simple after dinner mints. Everyone asks how I make them but I daren't let on they are this simple!

    Smash Extra Strong Mints into fine pieces and mix into melted plain chocolate.

    Pour this into a dish or baking tray, possibly lined with a silicone sheet or cling film. Make it a thin layer - about half a centimetre is ideal.

    Stick in the fridge and break it into irregular shaped pieces when set - taking care not to get finger prints on it!

    I bag them into clear sellophane bags with festive ribbon and keep them in the fridge til DH goes out delivering them as extra gifts to aunts and uncles etc.

    :iloveyou: They are absolutely gorgeous! (altho i have only licked the spoon and it will probably stick to the paper!!)
    Man who run into airport turn-styles is going to Bangkok


    To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research ;)
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