Sugar Mice! These little sweets full of sugary goodness hold some great memories for me! When I saw a recipe for them in my daughters magazine I knew that I just had to make them! When I looked at the recipe I was amazed at how few ingredients they actually required! With it coming up to my dads birthday I decided that I would make them for him, seeing as he loves them and they seem to be one of the few sweets he eats!
The memories that they hold for me are greatly linked to my dad too! He loves rugby, he is a very huge rugby fan! Hence the present I have got him (WRU polo shirt!) So, anytime that went to a rugby match over in Wales, we used to get a bus in from my aunties house, then walk from the stop we always got off at, through a little market and he would always go into this little old sweet shop that had the sweets in the big jars, and sugar mice! He would come out with one each for all of us, we would then thoroughly enjoy eating them then,then carried on the walk to the rugby ground!
Now, onto the recipe!
Ingredients! (Makes 12)
- 1 Egg White
- 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
- 500g Icing Sugar (Sifted)
- Pink Food Colouring
- Small Chocolate Sprinkles (or something small for eyes)
- Thin String (strawberry laces also work!)
- Baking tray, lined with baking parchment
- Put the egg white into a bowl and whisk until it turns foamy
- Slowly add in the icing sugar and stir as you are doing it. It will turn into a dough!
- Divide the mixture into two bowls and add some pink food colouring and kneed it into the dough type mixture.
- Break off conker sized pieces and then roll them into a cone shape. The narrow end will then be the mouses nose.
- Pinch little cute ears on to the mouse, then use whatever you have chosen for the mouses eyes and push them in.
- Cut a length of the string and then push it into the dough at the back.
- Use the Pink food colouring to add a little nose.
- Repeat until you have used all of the mixture and then leave them on the baking tray to dry out for at least 12 hours!
- ENJOY! =D
It is a lot harder to make that little mouse shape than it looks to be honest! I would love to see if you guys have made these and how you found it! My little girl tried to help make these and she just ended up getting annoyed at it! She decided to just make a “Mouse squish” .. basically just crushed the mixture! lol!
Have you ever had these before? If not, you really should try them out! =]
Any other traditional sweets that you used to have?