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Lemon and raspberry brandy snap baskets

The cooking challenge

2016 is Northern Ireland’s Year of Food & Drink and is a celebration of everything delicious! Students are invited a develop a two–course meal which showcases our fantastic local produce and gives four visitors a true taste of Northern Ireland
Lemon and raspberry brandy snap baskets

Lauren Evans

Young Cook Finalist Recipe

  • Mrs H Stewart
  • Cambridge House Grammar School
  • Key Stage 4


  • 50g Northern Ireland butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 50g golden syrup
  • ¼ tsp of ginger
  • 150g raspberries
  • 6 tbsp fromage frais
  • 2 tbsp lemon curd
  • Berries and mint leaves for decoration


  • Pre–heat oven to 200ºC/fan 180ºC/gas 6.
  • Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add flour and 2 tbsp of syrup and mix to a firm paste.
  • Dollop 3–4 heaps of mixture onto the prepared baking tray. Two heaped teaspoons is enough for a basket.
  • Space them well apart as they will spread. Cook in batches for 8–10 minutes until set (golden brown).
  • After a minute, shape. Place in muffin moulds to shape.
  • Put the raspberries in a bowl (leave a few for decoration) and mash roughly with a fork.
  • Fold in the fromage frais and the lemon curd and divide the mixture between the brandy snap baskets. Top with the remaining raspberries and serve.

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