Now, if you’re looking for something to WOW your guests with over the coming Festive Season, then this is the recipe for you.

The team at the Hemp Farm NZ have come up with another beautiful dish. Not only do they look amazing, with the pink berry tones adding a summery holiday feel, they are simply melt in your mouth perfection.


Brandy Snap Casing

50 g butter 

70 g soft brown sugar 

50 g coconut sugar 

60 g golden syrup 

30 g hemp hearts 

50 g flour (more if needed)

1 tsp ginger, powdered

Brandy Snap Filling

500 g mascarpone 

10 g freeze dried berries 

50 g icing sugar 

1 vanilla pod with the seeds removed, scrape out the vanilla in the middle of the pod.


Melt butter, sugar & golden syrup in a pot on a low heat, reduce for about 2-3 min. Mix at the start, don’t stir when boiling as it will crystallize.

Remove from the heat and allow to cool significantly. Sift in the flour and ginger, add hemp hearts, and combine using a wooden spoon.

Now place a dolloped teaspoon of the mix on to a lined baking tray. Only cook 4 at a time as you need to allow them to spread. Bake for 5 min at 180’c until golden brown.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for around 2-3 minutes. Using a fish slice/or pallet knife remove off the tray and wrap around a wooden spoon handle or a thin wooden rolling pin. Remove by sliding the cigars off and allow to cool and harden on a wire rack, once cooled you can pop them in to an airtight container until you want to use them. They keep for up to 2 weeks.

Mascarpone filling and finishing:

Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl and bind together, do not over whip, you want to see the berries folded in to the mascarpone without crushing them. Fill a piping bag with the mix and pop it back into the fridge until you are just about ready to serve.

When ready to serve, remove the mixture from the fridge and allow to soften slightly, then fill the snap tubes from one end and then the other. Arrange on a plate, garnish, serve and enjoy.

The Hemp Farm Chef

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