It’s the 12th of November 2021 and Cathryn is getting festive. I ate my first festive sandwich yesterday and I’m slowly starting to hum Christmas songs to myself. So I think it’s time. Plus I need to share all my recipes and crafts and photo ideas because it’s not actually that far away is it?
Christmas to me is a lot about my childhood. The memories of being together, the terrible cracker jokes, the endless roast dinners, and of course baking together. My love of cooking comes from my mum who would let me bake with her every Sunday and let me “help” as much as I wanted other mealtimes. Sorry, mum for “helping” now I have two helpers of my own, I know that sometimes helpers are the exact opposite.
Every Christmas season we would make Peppermint Cremes. They would be stars or circles and with green food coloring. It was just a family tradition and one I have found myself coming back to over the last couple of years. Of course, I like to change things up so Polar Bear Peppermint Cremes were made!
They taste amazing, are so simple to make, and would make a really lovely gift. I think I might make up a huge batch for the girl’s teachers for Christmas! You can find the recipe below!
Polar Bear Peppermint Cremes
- 250 g icing sugar sieved
- 1 egg white beaten
- 3 drops peppermint essence
- 16 blue smarties
- Add the icing sugar into a large bowl. Mix in the egg white, a little at a time ( you might not need it all) mix until you have a soft dough.
- Add 3 drops of the peppermint essence and knead through the mix.
- Half the mixture and roll into 16 balls. The size of cherry tomatoes. Flatten and pop on a tray/plate/board covered with baking paper.
- With the other half, divide in half again. Make 16 blueberry sized balls and flatten them for noses. Use the final half to make two ears for each bear.
- Place a blue smartie on the nose of each bear. And use a skewer to poke in two eyes. Leave to dry for 24 hours. Seal in an airtight container. Eat within 1 month.