Thursday, 17 December 2015

Strawberry Creams yummy..

Hello all..thanks for the lovely comments about enjoying our break..we certainly will..we can relax for a little while..the girls have had a good day doing bits and bobs and coming to the shop with me.
So this afternoon we decided to make some chocolate goodies..i found a great recipe for Peppermint Creams..but i fancied Strawberry Creams..i have been looking for some Strawberry flavouring for ages..i finally found some in Home Bargains for 59p..so i got 2 of them.
The recipe actually made 54 but we won't eat that many so i halved it..we still had a lot and my house smelt of Strawberries for a while.
Here is my halved recipe..
28 grams of butter
1-2 tablespoons of milk
1/4 teaspoon of flavouring
few drops of food colouring
227 grams of icing sugar
bar of nice chocolate..milk or plain or even white ..its your choice.

Get 2 trays ready with greaseproof paper..
 In a large pan melt your butter with the milk,flavouring and colouring..do not bring it to the boil though
 Add the icing sugar when it has cooled down a little..mix it well and form into a soft ball. If not add either more milk or icing sugar..mix it with hands to make it more pliable.
 Turn onto a board with icing sugar on it
 Iris was Chief Taste Tester..i did add a little more flavouring and mix it more.
We rolled it out and cut out shapes..we did this about 3 times using just about every bit of it.
I had no Greaseproof Paper left.
 We melted our chocolate and then dipped them in it..i forgot to take a picture of this..we did about 8 in Dark Chocolate and the rest in Milk Chocolate..pop them in the fridge til set..we then put them in a jar but this one was spare so we tested it..i love the pink colouring i think i got it right..was worried i may end up with Blood Red ones lol...
 We are keeping them in the fridge and they will be brought out as a treat after Christmas Lunch..when you have that sit down after washing up ..
 Have you made any chocolate treats for Christmas?
sara

6 comments:

  1. Haven't made any but have received tons! Not that my tummy needs them.

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    1. Hi ..we may receive some but i love making my own..and my tummy doesn't need them either but my brain and mouth are telling me i do..
      sara

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  2. I was trying so hard to ignore the chocolates in the cupboard. Yours look so lovely that my willpower has gone straight out of the window.


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    1. Hi Cherie..am sorry..i try to ignore them but they seem to call to me as i walk past..i ahve no will power whatsoever..
      sara

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  3. They look lovely, what a brilliant change from peppermint creams.

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    1. Hi Sue..i actually bought some After Eights as they are my favourites..along with Ferrero Roche,Matchmakers,Fry's Choclate Creams..o sorry went into a chocolate daze there..i may have a go at Orange Creams if i get time..i love Chocolates..
      sara

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