Recipe

Brandy snaps

There is nothing much more delightful than a crisp, gingery brandy snap filled with whipped cream. Cook one or two first, to establish the exact baking time required for a pliable wafer.

  • 8 mins cooking
  • Makes 32 Item
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Ingredients

Brandy snaps
  • 90 gram (3 ounces) butter, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (110g) firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (115g) golden syrup or treacle
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2/3 cup (100g) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cup (310ml) thickened (heavy) cream, whipped

Method

Brandy snaps
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Grease oven trays.
  • 2
    Stir butter, sugar, syrup and ginger in medium saucepan over low heat until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in sifted flour and juice.
  • 3
    Drop rounded teaspoons of mixture about 5cm (2-inches) apart onto trays. Using a wet, thin metal spatula, spread mixture into 8cm (3-inch) rounds. Bake snaps about 8 minutes or until bubbling and golden brown.
  • 4
    Slide a thin metal spatula under each snap; quickly shape each one into a cone. Place snaps on a wire rack to cool. Fill with whipped cream just before serving. The snaps are best made on the day of serving.

Notes

It is fine just to use 1 x 300ml carton of cream for this recipe. Brandy is not an ingredient in brandy snaps today, but possibly was included many years ago. If you like, add a little icing sugar and a tablespoon of brandy to the whipped cream.

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