Brandy Snaps

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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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brandy snaps crisp, lacy baked items which stand on the frontier between biscuits, wafers, and sugar confectionery. They are made from butter, sugar, and golden syrup, mixed with flour, and flavoured with ginger, brandy (sometimes), and lemon juice. Teaspoonfuls of the mixture are dropped on to trays and baked gently. During baking the mixture spreads into a thin sheet; this is lifted off the tray with a spatula while warm, and rolled round a wooden spoon handle to give a hollow cylinder. When cold, it may be filled with whipped cream.