Take the dressed snipe, but do not gut. Remove the wings and the lower leg sections (crack the bone, twist and pull to remove the sinews). Season the birds and wrap with the air-dried ham. Colour in
Shallow-fry the spelt bread in the dripping. Keep warm. Deglaze the roasting tray with the apple brandy and add
Remove the breasts and legs from the birds, chop the ham and arrange on the fried bread, brush with melted butter and season. Pour the apple brandy and juices over and serve immediately.