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original kendal mint cake

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Prep: 2 minutes Cook: 20 minutes setting for 50 minutes

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Serves 10

its nice and easy to make

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  • 500g of granauled sugar
  • 150ml of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint essence or oil


  1. place your sugar and milk and bring to a slow boil until the evaporation leaves behind a thick mixture don't forget to keep stirring!!!!!!!

  2. get a bowl of cold water and place a bit of the mixture into it and see if it can be rolled into a ball between you thumb and finger to test if it is ready

  3. then if ready add 1/2 teaspoon of the peppermint essence the mixture

  4. then butter a cake tin and pour the mixture into the plate and place in fridge til it is set

  5. once set slice the cake into small bars

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Nathan Howard
5th Jun, 2018
Use a sugar themometer and make sure it reaches exactly 118 degrees Celsius
3rd Aug, 2015
Does anyone know how long it lasts for once it is made?
kevin breton
7th Mar, 2017
Made the kendal mint cake but it didn't harden up.
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