Handmade sweets

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
75 grams Hazelnuts
50 grams Light brown sugar
1 tablespoon Water
1 \N Egg
\N \N A few drops of peppermint essence
275 grams Icing sugar
75 grams Dessicated coconut
2 tablespoons Condensed milk; ( 1/2 a small tin)
150 grams Icing sugar
\N \N A few drops of red food colouring
100 grams Plain chocolate
\N \N Petit four cases

FOR THE NUT CLUSTERS

FOR THE MINT CREAMS

FOR THE COCONUT CREAMS

TO DECORATE

1 Start by making the nut clusters. Place the sugar and water in a pan and leave to melt over a low heat.

2 Add the hazelnuts and simmer for 1-2 minutes until the nuts turn golden.

Melt the chocolate in a pan over a low heat.

3 For the Mint Creams: Separate the egg and drop the white into a large bowl. Sieve in the icing sugar and mix to a smooth mixture. Add the peppermint essence to taste.

4 Spoon teaspoons of the nut mixture into six petit four cases. Leave to cool. Turn the mint cream mixture out and roll into six balls approximately 2.5cm/1". Place into petit four cases.

5 For the Coconut Creams: In a bowl mix together the dessicated coconut with the condensed milk, icing sugar and a few drops of red food colouring.

Roll the mixture into six 2.5cm/1" balls and place into petit four cases.

6 Spoon the melted chocolate into a greaseproof piping bag. Make a small hole at the pointed end of the bag. Pipe your choice of chocolate design over the peppermint and coconut creams and nut clusters. Transfer to the serving plate.

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