All the different desserts that I learnt how to make and those that I experiment on

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Brandy Snaps

Brandy snaps are really easy to make, goes very well with ice-cream. And gives that very nice colour.

How to make?
Just place 50g golden syrup, 50g butter and 50g sugar and melt over the fire, don't burn it.
when cold enough to touch with your fingers get 50g flour together with a teaspoon of ground ginger and mix it with the melted mixture.

after mixing together add 8ml of brandy and place in the fridge for about 30 min, or until ready to use.

When required get a baking tray and line with a sheet of grease paper or wax paper. then get the mixture from the fridge and make it to small balls and place on the trays far apart as it will spread when cooking.

When you take the mixture out of the fridge it will be hard but in a short time it will get soft, Note: if it is too soft it will not stand as a ball, and you don't want that.

bake in the oven until golden brown, it will be really soft when you take it out but try to take the paper out from the pan and place it on the table, before it cools make into shapes that you require, when it is cold it will be very hard and it could break.

To make it into a cup shape, turn a glass upside down or you could use the back of a bowl. let it rest and you can arrange the frill to look nice. Please remember you only can shape it when it is warm or hot, when cold you will be stuck with the shape.

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