Traditional Scottish Brandy Wafers

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READY IN: 21mins
Recipe by Millereg

These are excellent on their own or sticking out of a bowl of vanilla ice cream. Originally a French recipe, brandy wafers have been popular in Scotland since the early 1700s. The French recipe calls for port wine instead of brandy - try them BOTH ways!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 450F and grease a baking sheet.
  2. Melt the butter, syrup and sugar over a gentle heat and then stir in the flour, ginger and brandy.
  3. Keep stirring for about five minutes.
  4. Drop small teaspoonsfuls onto the baking sheet, keeping them well apart.
  5. Bake for five minutes or until they are a pale golden brown.
  6. Using the greased handle of a large wooden spoon, roll the wafers round the handle while they are still hot- take care not to burn yourself!
  7. Allow to cool before use.

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