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BRANDYSNAPS (R4x32) 4C set W. Ernst Eder Martello Tower 4

1- 8 1L followed by partner dances Fig of 8 round 2M and 3M (dancing between them to start) while 4M and partner dance similarly round 2L and 3L
9-16 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance reels of 4 across set (1M and 2L pass LSh while 1L and 2M cast), 1L+2M also 3L+4M turn LH and all end in middle (1s and 3s facing down, 2s and 4s up)
17-24 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance the Rondel
25-32 1s+4s dance ½ R&L starting RH on sides, set to partner and cross RH. 2413

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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Brandysnaps or Brandy snaps are a popular snack or dessert food in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, similar to the Italian cannoli.

They are often tubular, brittle, sweet, baked casings that are typically 10 centimetres (3.9 in) long and 2 centimetres (0.79 in) in diameter. Brandy snaps are customarily served filled with whipped cream.

They are commonly made from a mixture of golden syrup, flour, ginger, cream, sugar, butter and lemon juice.

An early Victorian etymology for brandy snaps is "brand-schnap, from being burnt, not for the real or supposed presence of brandy".

Brandy snaps
Brandysnaps, c. 1900

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