A Blessed &
Happy New Year!
As I look back on this year, I have to say it's been a blessed one. Spending time with my family, having a wonderful church and pastor, going on my dream trip to Hawaii...and of course starting this fun new blog!!
I thank each of you that have taken the time out of your day to come & see what I've created in my kitchen.
May God bless you and your families in the new year :o)
6 ingredients. I saw these peppermint stars in the Christmas issue of the Food Network magazine and knew I had to try them. I decided to put them on a stick and add sprinkles. I used the silver and gold Wilton stars. I also used silver coarse sugar.
I found it easier to break off enough of the chilled fondant to roll out one star at a time.
The first few, I rolled out too thin.
This one is a little thicker.
After a couple of failed star pops, I got the hang of it. Gently insert a lollipop stick into the star and remove. Now dip the stick into the melted chocolate, insert back into the star and place on a wax paper lined pan.
Once you fill your pan with pops, freeze the whole thing for about 5 minutes.
I took one pop out of the freezer at a time as they seemed to get soft fairly quick. Dip the pop in the melted chocolate and place on a wax paper lined pan.
You have to move pretty fast as the chocolate sets quickly. Sprinkle on your decorations! Yay..you're done!
2 cups 10 x sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 1/2 tablespoons softened butter
2 teaspoons milk
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
Chill fondant 30 minutes
Dust with 10 x sugar
Now start rolling!
I found that I needed a little extra corn syrup as mine seemed a bit on the dry side. Just add a little if you need it. (If you add too much, your fondant will be too soft if you're using lollipop sticks.)
You will need dipping chocolate.
( You can also use chocolate chips and shortening.
For 8 ounces of Chocolate chips, add 2 teaspoons shortening and melt. )
Happy New Year
& Fun Baking
From Sugartown Sweets!