Archive for January, 2011
It is believed that Kendal mint cake was first developed in 1869 by Joseph Wiper, who began producing it in his small factory based in Kendal, Cumbria. England. It is thought that the discovery was a mistake, and that Wiper was in fact attempting to make clear ‘glacier’ mints. Wiper founded Wipers Mint Cake. Kendal Mint Cake has become well known to mountaineers and explorers for its high energy content although its one downfall is its weight which can limit how much Kendal Mint Cake can be carried. There are currently three companies that still produce Kendal Mint Cake in Kendal. Romney’s, Wilson’s and Quiggin’s.
The actual recipe for Kendal Mint Cake is a closely guarded secret but below is a recipe which will allow you to try for yourself.