GBBO Technical Challenge S2E4 - Brandy Snaps

GBBO Technical Challenge S2E4 - Brandy Snaps

This technical challenge can be difficult for several reasons. The brandy snaps contain a lot of sugar which means they can easily burn. Another problem you may face is the rolling up part, you have to set the brandy snaps to cool slightly so they are still pliable, if you wait too long they may break and crack when you try to roll them up, so timing is key.

Ingredients:

55g Butter

55g Demerara Sugar/Granulated Brown Sugar

55g Golden Syrup

50g Plain Flour

½ tsp Ground Ginger

½ Tsp Lemon Juice

Filling:

200ml Double Cream

1. Add the butter, Demerara sugar/granulated brown sugar and golden syrup into a pan and heat on a low heat.

GBBO Technical Challenge S2E4 - Brandy Snaps

2. While the mixture is heating, pre heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4. Heat the ingredients slowly and gently over a heat to dissolve the sugar and to prevent the mixture from crystallising. This will make around 15 minutes. To check to see if the mixture is ready to pull a spoon across the bottom of the pan, pull a spoon across the bottom of the pan if there no gritty feeling (from the sugar granules) then the mixture is ready.

GBBO Technical Challenge S2E4 - Brandy Snaps

3. Remove the pan from the heat and cool for 2-3 minutes. Next sieve the plain flour and ground ginger into the mixture. Once combined add the lemon juice and mix again.

GBBO Technical Challenge S2E4 - Brandy Snaps

4. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Place 4 teaspoons of the mixture onto the baking tray.

GBBO Technical Challenge S2E4 - Brandy Snaps

5. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until they have spread out and become a dark golden brown colour.

GBBO Technical Challenge S2E4 - Brandy Snaps

6. Leave the brandy snaps to cool for 1 minute, this will allow them to set slightly. Then roll the brandy snap around an oiled wooden spoon handle to create a tube shape. Repeat this process again until all of the brandy snap mixture has been used up.

GBBO Technical Challenge S2E4 - Brandy Snaps

7. While the brandy snaps are cooling, whip the double cream to soft peaks and place into a piping bag fitted with a Wilton 1M Open Star Tip .

GBBO Technical Challenge S2E4 - Brandy Snaps

8. Pipe the cream into the brandy snaps at both ends and serve.