At the end of a family meal, we’d lean back, stuffed like turkeys.
While conversation and coffee or tea circulated the table, a pretty dish of after dinner mints stole its way around as well.
Our Aunt Mattie often brought her delicious homemade candy when she joined us for a special meal. We groaned but couldn’t pass up the dainty treats, so pretty they couldn’t possibly have any calories, could they?
- 1 c. white sugar
- 4 tbsp. water
- pinch salt
Cook until you see the first bubbles form on the bottom of the pan and then remove from heat.
- 4 tbsp. (heaping) icing sugar
- 1/4 tsp. peppermint flavouring
Beat until creamy. This doesn’t take long.
Drop onto wax paper from a spoon.
Work quickly before it hardens in the pan.
As they cool, they will turn into delicate circles of sweetness.