Brandy snaps

This brandy snaps recipe shows how to make brandy snaps and brandy snap baskets.  These look and taste great and are mostly filled with cream when served.

Ingredients

  • 50g margarine
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 2tbs golden syrup
  • 50g self raising flour
  • 1/2tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2tsp brandy

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160°C (Gas Mark 3).
  2. Lightly grease a shallow or flat baking tray (or use a non-stick mat).
  3. Melt the margarine, golden syrup and sugar in a clean saucepan over a medium heat.
  4. Remove from the heat and using a wooden spoon, stir in the flour, ginger and brandy.
  5. Place a small teaspoon of the mixture onto your baking tray and put in the pre-heated oven for about 5-6 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few moments.
  7. Carefully, roll the warm biscuits around a handle of a wooden spoon or small rolling pin.  Allow to cool and remove the handle of the wooden spoon or rolling pin.
  8. Place them on a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  9. When ready to serve, fill the brandy snaps with whipped cream.

Brandy snaps – hints and tips

It is best to only bake 2-3 brandy snap biscuits at a time.

The mixture will spread in the oven so give plenty of room.

Watch how to make brandy snaps

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