Snap To It: Brandy Snaps & Chocolate Brandy Snaps

Brandy Snaps

The beauty of the brandy snap is that although it looks quite tricky and impressive (especially when shaped into a basket and filled with cream and fruit) they are, however, inherently very easy to make.  Made by the combination of only a handful of everyday pantry/fridge items there is no reason not to give these lovely little delicacies a try.

The exciting aspect of this recipe is that it is a chocolate brandy snap with the addition of cocoa powder.  Not a fan of chocolate?  Apart from being a bit on the odd side, never fear, this recipe works really well with the exclusion of the cocoa powder.

Chocolate Brandy Snaps

  • 3Tbsp Butter
  • 2Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2Tbsp Golden (corn) Syrup
  • 1/3C Plain Flour
  • 2Tbsp Cocoa Powder (optional)
  • Preheat oven to 180C (350F).
  • Line a baking sheet with baking paper.
  • Melt butter and golden syrup together with sugar until sugar dissolves.
  • Sift flour and cocoa powder and gradually mix into butter mix ensuring that the mixture is stirred constantly and no lumps form
  • Cool for 10 minutes
  • Place teaspoonfuls of mixture onto baking sheet. Ensure there is plenty of room for brandy snaps to expand with cooking (they will double in size)
  • Bake until the mixture begins to bubble – approx 10 minutes.
  • Take out of the oven and let cool just enough so that the brandy snaps can be lifted with a spatula without breaking
  • Drape warm brandy snaps over a rolling pin until cool and firm.  Alternatively roll into tube or drape over bowl/glass to form a brandy snap basket.

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Enjoy!

 

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