Old Fashioned Peppermint Mints
this is my mother's mint recipe from back in the 50's. also, have you 
checked at the library for a book on candy making? i can't remember the 
name, but have seen one at our library, with lots of hard candy recipes. 
 
peppermint mints 
 
2 cup  sugar
1/8 lb.  butter
1/2 cup  water
5   drops of oil of peppermint (or any flavoring you'd rather use)
  food coloring if desired
 
bring sugar and water to a boil in a heavy bottomed saucepan, slightly 
reduce heat and continue to boil till syrup forms hard ball on candy 
thermometer (approx 262 degrees). do not stir. pour onto cold marble 
slab (or other hard, cold, non-porous surface) and add peppermint oil 
and coloring. butter your fingers and begin to pull before mixture 
cools. pull till crust begins to form -- takes a bit of practice to 
tell. twist into rope and cut with scissors. allow to cool on slab. pack 
into tins. will cream in a day or two. 
 
klstewart 
milford oh 
 
 
 
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(ID: 8166) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Wed, Apr 14, 2004


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