I can’t wait for Christmas.
I go a tiny bit silly with the preparations. This year I thought I’d be super organised and buy up big on brandy snaps… They popped up at Aldi (I have a crush on Aldi) a couple of weeks ago and I thought, well… since we’re hosting Christmas this year…. why not buy four boxes…
(This can only end badly….)
I have a super recipe for the creamy stuff that you squelch into the snaps… It’s OH SO EASY and waaay healthier than cream – (and I think more delicious) Here it is for those playing at home:
CREAMY DREAMY BRANDY SNAP SQUELCHY STUFF
One large can of pears (drained)
An even larger blob of low fat ricotta
Dash of vanilla extract (optional)
Put drained pears and ricotta (and a smidge of vanilla extract if you like) into a food processor and blend until it the mix is sweet and creamy, with the consistency of whipped cream. Pipe the cream into the brandy snap tubes and voila! Yumminess!
**Handy tip with the piping: I pour it into a zip lock bag, zip it up, then snip off a corner of the bag (not too big!) with some scissors. It’s so easy to pipe this way.
However, it seems my SuperMama SuperChristmas SuperOrganisation Super-Skillz were a little um… too super, as I most certainly can not be trusted knowing these light-crunchy-gingerbready-spiced tubes of joy-to-the-world are stashed in my cupboard just hangin’ out ’til December 25.
OK OK, I fess up…. I need to purchase three new boxes.
(Lucky there’s still 8 weeks ’til Christmas!)