When I was little my mum always made a massive spread for my birthday each year. One of my favourites was Peppermint Crisp tart.
Since I’m in the UK it has become increasingly more difficult (and very expensive!) to find Peppermint Crisp.
Peppermint Crisp is a South African chocolate bar. It consists of these green, minty sugar shards, encased in Nestlè’s milk chocolate. We used to bite off each end of the chocolate and stick it in a glass of milk. The result was a delicious minty milk drink that would literally brighten your day!
At work, at the end of each year, we have a pot luck on the second to last day. I always aim to take something that represents my heritage. Peppermint crisp tart is right up there with braai‘s, biltong and rugby! Since I live in the UK, I’ve struggled to find the real McCoy and therefore I’ve resorted in using a less conventional Aero Mint bar. I’ve also replaced the firm favourite: tennis biscuits, with something a bit more local…
|1 can||Caramel Treat|
|500 ml||Whipping cream|
|250 g||Nice or Rich Tea biscuits|
|200 g||Mint chocolate|
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