Abigail's grandmother loves peppermint patties. Except that she hates dark chocolate, and York patties are all made with dark chocolate. Grandmother claims that she found milk chocolate York patties, but Abby and I have yet to corroborate that.
So I found this recipe and decided that we should make it. We doubled the recipe and did half milk chocolate and half in bittersweet chocolate. Both were yummy. But next time we will make the patties a little bit thinner.
After the holiday season, the last thing we want to do is eat sweets. I know that's what I'm feeling right now, but these peppermint patties are refreshing and light. They are amazing.
Now by no means am I a food blogger, but I thought I would share this with you, because it is my goal in the new year to get rid of some of the preservatives that I eat.
And York patties, without the preservatives and high fructose corn syrup? Awesome.
Taking these pictures was a challenge for me. Abby's kitchen isn't the best lit, and it was dark outside. I fixed this by using a slow shutter (but fast enough to not have camera shake). And then in post production (AKA Photoshop) I upped the fill light and brightness. The result is a bright image, that could have been taken in the daytime. You get a little noise with this method, but not enough to be able to tell here on the blog.
Check it out!
You start with the powdered sugar, butter, vanilla extract, peppermint extract, and heavy cream in the mixer. I am so jealous of Abby's mom's purple mixer. I use it every time I come over.
When you get the right amounts of stuff in there and mix it up, this is what it looks like. When I doubled the recipe, I forgot to put double the amount of peppermint extract. It was all powdery. Then I realized, added the 2 TEASPOONS of extract, and it came together in no time at all.
Baking is so finicky.
Roll into balls and squish into patties.
Abby has such pretty hands. And doesn't even think its weird that I took so many pictures of her hands.
They kinda look like mozzarella.
Right up until you cover them in chocolate.
Bowls of chocolate. Makes me happy.
The first few come out looking goregous.
And then you get down into the bottom of the bowl, and they get kinda yucky looking. But they still taste good. I promise.
Check out the recipe at Serious Eats!