Peach and Golden Kiwi in Vanilla Custard and Brandy Basket

Peach and Golden Kiwi in Vanilla Custard and Brandy Snaps

This is a variation of the traditional brandy snaps that are popular dessert in UK, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand.  Brandy snaps are made out of golden syrup, flour, ginger, cream, sugar and butter which then is baked to make it hard and brittle.  Now for this recipe instead of the brandy snaps we use brandy baskets which is already available at supermarkets, also we have modified the fillings which instead of using the traditional whip cream we now use vanilla custard and with the addition of fruit toppings.


1 pack brandy baskets
3 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
3 vanilla beans
3 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
4 egg yolks
2 tbsp butter
1 can peaches, drained
3 golden kiwi


  1. First make your vanilla custard by adding sugar, cornstarch, salt, egg yolks and milk in a sauce pan and mix thouroughly in a medium heat while constantly whisking about 20 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat then add the butter and vanilla.
  3. Place in the fridge for 2 hours and place a plastic wrap on top so top would not curdle
  4. Once chilled place a 2 spoonful of vanilla custard on top of brandy baskets and top it with a slice of peach and golden kiwi.


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  1. kiwidutch says:

    Raymund, a new twist on a favourite recipe! You know, I make Brandy snaps often but always just pipe cream into them or make baskets and fill them with strawberries and cream or ice-cream. It never occurred to me to put a custard/cream filing inside LOL so you’ve inspired my next Brandy Snap filling! Thanks!
    Brandy Snaps are easier to make then you think, they just take a little practice. If you’d like to try and make your own I have a step-by-step tutorial that might be of help
    I love dessert recipes and you certainly have some good ones that I would like to try out. Thanks!

  2. mamastephf says:

    What a beautiful dessert to serve guests! I haven’t seen brandy baskets locally, but I live in a rather small city. I think I’ll check out kiwidutch’s link to learn how to make brandy snaps to go w/your dessert. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

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