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(Experiment 250) York peppermint patties

Prior to covid, I used to travel around the US and Canada. Often making pitstop in our offices all over and they always had those York peppermint patties. Not sure why, but I was always going for one … maybe we dont have those in Canada ? oh well
Here is my improved version

You need

  • 1/4tsp peppermint oil* (food grade) or 1tsp peppermint extract
  • 240g icing sugar
  • dash vanilla extract
  • 30g cream 35%(heavy)
  • 20g butter
  • 250g chocolate

* Much better to use oil than extract. If you are in Canada, Bulk Barn carries multiple oils. I think I paid  5$ for 2 bottles.

Instructions

  1. In a stand mixer put all the ingredients except the chocolate and mix until combined. At first, it will be grainy but after 2-3 minutes you should have 2-3 big chunks. If the texture is smooth, you are done.
  2. Cut the ball in half and put one half between 2 parchment papers, press it with your hands then roll it using a rolling pin. Roll until you have the desired thickness, somewhere between 1/8 to 1/4″. Repeat for the second half. Note you can do it in 1 shot but it will get very difficult to roll it down. Just easier to split the job in half.
  3. At this point, the mixture will be soft so put it in the fridge for 30-60 minutes.
  4. Take it out of the fridge, remove the top parchment paper, and then using a cookie cutter(or a shooter glass), make circles or whatever shape you fancy. Put the pieces back in the freezer for at least 15 minutes. This will make things easier for the chocolate coating.
  5. You now need to temper your chocolate ( see how-to here). Then simply dip them into the chocolate using a fork and lay them on parchment paper.

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