Peppermint candy was my earliest introduction to mint. This recipe of sugar and water is boiled down to syrup, hand kneaded, stretched and folded over and over again until it becomes like a white satin rope.
Peppermint essence and colour – pastel pink, blue, even purple! – are added and the rope is cut into bite-sized pieces. It is a labourious process, but the results are mouth-wateringly delicious!
These sweets are handy to keep in your desk, for when you need a zap of energy.
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