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February 24, 2013

Brandy Snap Baskets

These crunchy, chewy baskets are so versatile!  You can make them ahead of time, keep in a sealed container and use them as and when you want to.

They have a beautiful lace look {see how the ice-cream drips through at the bottom}, and I think an excellent way to serve just ordinary ice-cream - definitely much classier to serve to guests than in a cone.

I served ice-cream with a homemade black forest cherry sauce in them.

Brandy Snap Baskets

{24 Baskets}

125g Butter, unsalted
125g Caster Sugar
125g Golden Syrup  {Corn Syrup or Honey can be used here as well}
125g Flour
1/2 t Ground Ginger
1/2 t Ground Cinnamon
2 TB Brandy  OR  Orange Juice
1 TB Lemon Juice

1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - line 2 baking sheets with baking paper.
2.) Heat the Butter, Caster Sugar and Syrup over low heat until the Butter has melted and the Sugar has dissolved - remove from the stove and let cool 2 - 3 minutes.
3.) Sift together the Flour, Ginger and Cinnamon - beat into the Butter mixture - add the Brandy or Orange Juice and the Lemon Juice, stir to combine and let cool another 2 - 3 minutes.
4.) Place heaped tablespoons of mixture onto the baking sheets {I only did two per sheet at a time as these spread a lot!}
5.) Bake 7 - 10 minutes until the biscuits are considerably spread out, golden brown {a little darker on the edges} and has a lacy look} remove from oven - cool 1 minute - flip the biscuits over {the lacy side on the outside} and drape over a mug or similar container {see pic below}

6.) It should be cool enough to handle with your hands - once draped over the "mold" keep your hand over it for 30 - 60 seconds to form a shape - as soon as you see it holds the shape by itself, place on a cooling rack to set and cool completely.
7.) Bake and shape the remaining biscuits in the same manner {should a biscuit cool and start to set before you can shape it over a cup - pop it back into the oven for a minute or so until warm and soft again}

Serve these baskets with ice-cream, mousse, pudding or even fresh fruit.

Hope you enjoy!

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  1. FABULOUS! I must make these but the gram thing has got me stumped! Thanks so much, though, for the recipe. This is so different from anything I've seen. Take care, Linda

  2. great idea for a delicious dessert or for savory.

  3. Oh Linda I love Brandy snaps I've never seen a recipe for them before and they're really expensive

  4. Omigard! I must make them, it's my favourite dessert. Delish!

  5. This looks yummy! Please share this at Weekend Kitchen Creations, Join us, share your delicious creation and get other scrumptious ideas.

  6. Linda,
    This is a very special presentation for your delicious dessert. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. What a delightful idea -- perfect for guests! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!


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