Monday, October 30, 2006

Peppermint Snowflake

Peppermint Snowflake
Originally uploaded by hereandthere123.

I make these hefty chocolates every year, but only during winter. The top slab of white chocolate (really white, not the ivory stuff) is flavored with peppermint oil. The dark chocolate below is filled with a peppermint buttercream filling.

Just a note on buttercream: I make a real buttercream. There's been quite a bit of discussion lately about "real" versus fake buttercream. Mine contains real butter, not shortening or anything scary. Just the good stuff.

I wrap these in a colored foil so as not to mint up the whole box. They measure 2 inches in diameter. A definite two-biter, more if you're dainty.

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