For the first stage of this brandy snaps tutorial, Mary shows you how to make the biscuit.
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chosen for a technical challenge tricky it's quite tricky as our bakers fun and you've got to make it to the right consistency they'll get the sugar dissolve and you've got to space them properly on the tray quite tricky but fun to do the rest of itself is immensely simple and easy to remember so if you take 50 grams of butter yes next is sugar Demerara sugar and if you can spread that over the top evenly then when we put the golden syrup on top and it won't let stick to the pan that's it okay and then the golden syrup on the top again 50 grams 50 grams of golden syrup in ounces it's two ounces of all three things almost there exactly so then put that onto the hot plate like that and it's very important to dissolve this very slowly because if you don't it will crystallize and then it crystallizes and it holds in one piece but you've got to get rid of the grittiness and that's just melting the sugar so it really is on a low heat and keep an eye on it and when you no longer have any grittiness at the bottom then you know that it's done it will take about 10 to 15 minutes to get the right consistency which should be smooth and glossy take it off the heat and allow it to cool for a few minutes before adding the remaining ingredients so that's 50 grams of flour you can weigh that up 50 grams of plain flour that's exactly right then we're going to add half a teaspoon full of ginger so that goes in like that and just sit in the ginger and the flour so that is going in now if you add the flour to that when it's really really hot it doesn't go in smoothly and you beat that in and at the end we will add the lemon juice just half a teaspoon is that pure little flavor it's purely for flavor and it's traditional to add it the only consistency has a lovely shine to it or fect it's a good thing for sort of teenagers to make at home because it's quite fun you know just stir around the house Mary let's be honest no they wouldn't now I need an ordinary teaspoon to put them out on here so you want some nonstick parchment yeah you don't need to grease it and you just put four on here and it's no good trying to put too many on a tray at once but if you do they all run into each other yeah and you just sort of spoon them around like that is there anything that can go wrong to get the mix to that stage if you haven't dissolve the sugar properly you don't get a good result and also you need to let it get cool enough before you add the flour how big will these grow then you've left for on their could you have left more of a gap or is that is that it run almost took almost together that's about right just leaving an equal space between them bake the roundest naps at 180 degrees centigrade or 160 fan and then really it's a matter of watching and if they want to spread so that they have a little holes in them rather like lace