Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Sugar Ice Mice

Peppermint marbled Christmas sugar ice mice are so easy to make and they're loved by most!

This recipe makes between 10-14 mice

450g of icing sugar (sifted)
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp peppermint extract/flavouring
1 egg white
red and black food colouring

What else you'll need:
String or elastic cut into 5cm pieces
Wooden skewers
Flat baking trays lined with baking paper

How to make:
Step 1 - Whisk the egg white in a large bowl until foamy.

Step 2 - Stir in the lemon juice and peppermint flavouring.

Step 3 - Gradually add the icing sugar until the mixture comes together in a stiff dough.

Step 4 - Knead the mixture until it's smooth.

Step 5  - Make a small dent in the mixture and add a SMALL amount of red food colouring. Knead again until the dough is marbled.

Step 6 - Take walnut sized balls and roll until smooth on the surface. Then roll into cone shapes. Pinch two ears at the front of the smaller end.

Step 7 - Make a small hole at the fatter end of the cone and insert a piece of string/elastic. Lay the mice out on a flat baking tray lined with baking paper.

Step 8 - With the thin end of a skewer, make two black dots for eyes and one red dot for the nose.

Step 9 - Leave to dry for a few hours and enjoy!

Why not make a mouse for each member of the family?