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Walnut Grove Recipes

Brandy Snaps

Ingredients
  • 300g golden syrup
  • 300g butter
  • 250g flour
  • 225 caster sugar
  • ½ tbsp ground ginger
  • 25ml brandy

Method

1. Preheat oven to 350 °F 175°. Place all the ingredients except for the flour into a saucepan and heat together until liquid. Set aside to cool


2. Sift flour into a large mixing bowl and pour the mixture into the flour. Beat well


3. Mould into small balls, then press the ball flat onto baking sheet, well spaced apart, as the mixture will spread.


4. Bake 10 to 15 minutes in preheated oven, until golden.


5. Remove from oven, leave on the mat to cool for a minute, this will allow the brandy snaps to firm up a little. After a minute use a pallet knife to gently lift the brandy snap off the mat, it should still be soft & pliable. Shape it over dariol moulds to form a basket, or wrap around a pipe to form a tube.

Serving Suggestions

Brandy snaps make a lovely pudding, filled with fruit, cream or ice-cream. You can make small ones to use as petit-fours.


Advanced Preparation


The mixture will keep for at least a week in the fridge, so it can be made well in advance, however the brandy snaps are best cooked on the day you are going to serve them. Store in an airtight container after they are cooked and cooled.


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