"Do you know where I can find some good mints for the shower? I have looked everywhere and just can't find any that I like."
My ears perked up at the word "mints" and before I could stop myself, these words tumbled from my mouth, "Why don't we make them? I have an old family recipe. Linda and I made mints for Maggie's (my niece) wedding and everyone loved them!"
"You know how to make mints? Is it difficult? Do we have time?" Ann had good reason to question our ability at making mints as we have had a few other adventures in creating interesting treats.
I assured her that we could do it and told her the ingredients that we would need. (Well, I had to get the recipe from my sister...the recipe that our mother, Maxine, sent to her thinking it would be a fun business for Linda and her friend Janie to have...way back in 1973.) The business never started, but the recipe remained in Linda's library of cookbooks and recipes.
I arrived at Ann's early in the morning after stopping to pick up butter, powdered sugar and the "secret ingredient" (Kayro Syrup). I brought my large Kitchen Aid Mixer because I remembered that the batter becomes really stiff and a hand mixer would not work. The following pictures show our progress.
|These are the ingredients we used.|
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YouTube link to Molding Mints