Wednesday, 20 August 2008

A Little on the Side

I love this time of year when summer is trying to push winter away. The days are getting longer and warmer - Cape Town at it's best!

To celebrate this wonderful time of year, I made ice-cream and a little something on the side, Brandy Snap baskets.

They are very easy to make, the only problem is the mixture is so divine that I ended up with a lot less biscuits than the recipe stated. But I am sure you have more self control than me, so you won't have the same problem!


Brandy Snaps
14-18 Biscuits

50g Flour
5ml Ground Ginger
50g Butter
50g Soft Dark Brown Sugar
30ml Golden Syrup
Finely Grated Zest of 1 Lemon
5ml Lemon Juice

Pre-heat your oven to 180°C.
Grease your baking trays.
Sift the flour and ginger.
In a sauce pan, melt the butter.
Add the sugar and syrup and stir while warming gently, do not allow it to become hot.
Remove from the heat and add the flour mix, zest and juice and stir well.
Make sure there are no lumps.
Put spoonfuls of the mix on your tray, allowing lots of room for them to spread.
Bake for 8 -10 minutes.
Remove from the oven, wait a few seconds and then using a palette knife gentle remove from the tray.
To make the baskets, mould the soft biscuit in greased patty tins or over an orange (or a rounded bowl).
Allow to cool before removing from the bowl.

I served mine with my homemade heaven Mint Choc-Chip Ice Cream.

5 comments:

Jeanne said...

Oooh, these are my favourites! But for some reason I'e never made them. Thanks for the very easy recipe - I think I may give them a bash :)

Jeanne said...

Oooh, these are my favourites! But for some reason I'e never made them. Thanks for the very easy recipe - I think I may give them a bash :)

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

Wow, Rose expecting anybody special for dinner?? This makes such a wonderful statement......it shows that you really care about your guests.

Rose&Thorn said...

Jeanne - They are great and so easy.
Nina - Just the family but it worth the effort.

nicisme said...

I love them! My mum always gets the order to make us brandy snaps at Xmas, because mine are so bad - must try them again - yours are gorgeous!

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