Monday, 15 October 2012

Sucker for peppermints

You don't just have to suck peppermints you know. You can crush them to smitherines with a pestle and mortar and add the minty powder to all manor of puddings. Here I have crushed five sweeties.
Then I sliced a banana into a bowl, added four teaspoonfulls of double cream, (I know not good for me, but a small tub is a one off treat), and the peppermints. Stir it all together and enjoy. It was divine.
You could use any fruit you have, red berries would be nice. Instead of the cream you could use plain yogurt, or evaporated milk. You could experiment with other kinds of sweets and make up your own ideas. No need to buy posh puddings, just add some crushed mints for an extra zing. Yum.

17 comments:

  1. Great idea, especially for my husband who adores minty things. I'm thinking the mixture could be layered with crushed biscuits to make a great dessert and, if you are feeling really flush, some grated chocolate to garnish would go down a treat too :) Elizabeth

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  2. Well I never would have thought of doing that Ilona. That must have been delicious and I like Elizabeth's idea too.

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  3. Fantastic ideas Elizabeth. Crushed biscuit sounds good.

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  4. My mouth is watering. One of my self made treats is ice cream and crushed ginger nut biscuits.

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  5. My mouth is watering. I don't make puddings very often but all these ideas sound great.

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  6. frugalfishfingers15 October 2012 at 18:29

    Not my cup of coffee but hope you enjoyed it. They are giving out FREE Argos catalogues at the moment, so just pop in to your local store.

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    1. Why would you want an Argos catalogue on a frugal board, unless you are using it for starting a fire


      Midlands annie

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  7. Love the idea, My daughter once told me to make a kind of syrup for pancakes she would mix icing sugar and water together. Not sure what this would taste like

    Pat

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  8. ooo am thinking choc minty tiffins to go with the hazel nut ones at Christmas. mmm

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  9. frugalfishfingers15 October 2012 18:29
    Not my cup of coffee but hope you enjoyed it. They are giving out FREE Argos catalogues at the moment, so just pop in to your local store.

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    Why would you want an Argos catalogue on a frugal board, unless you are using it for starting a fire
    Midlands annie

    I wondered about the Argos catalogue :o( Maybe I could use it to paper my walls with. Would be very colourfull. Can't think of much else to do with it except put it on a fire.

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    1. maybe you could use it to wrap gifts or can it be used to wrap thinks for the freezer?

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  10. Frugalfishfinger16 October 2012 at 16:14

    Ilona

    Please do look at this video - I think you will like it. Really made my made for some reason and is also relevant is it is the 25th Anniversary of the 87 strom today!! What a great man!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4NXICbA8Ss

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    1. Argos catalogues are always free - Frugalfishfinger(s) sounds like a spammer to me! I really enjoy your blog, very helpful hints and tips, and lovely photos. Keep up the good work..

      Lesley H (Near Edinburgh)

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  11. Hi Ilona, The good of the bananas and peppermint; one of your 5 or is it 7 a day now and peppermint is good for digestion, would counteract the calories in the cream, but it's not like you have it a lot so I hope you enjoyed your dessert. Rhubarb pie from Tesco for me (reduced if I can) with a bit icecream and a splash of milk. Banana and nutella go well together too. All this talk of puddings is making me hungry. Away for a hot chocolate. Cheers for now, Christy.

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    1. Queen of puddings and, bread and butter puddings are good too, with ice cream, or a splash of milk. Cheers, Christy.

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  12. Yes, I think Frugalfishfinger is a spammer. Comments don't make sense.

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  13. Sounds delicious. I love anything with fresh cream in it.

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