Brandy Snaps

The perfect crunchy vehicle for whipped cream. They keep well in an airtight tin, but fill them just before serving to keep them snappy.

1 hour
Prep Time
Brandy Snaps


  • 3 Tbsp Chelsea golden syrup
  • 75g Chelsea soft brown sugar
  • 75g butter
  • ½ tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • ½ cup Edmonds Standard Grade Flour
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 150ml Meadow Fresh cream, whipped and flavoured with a little brandy


  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C. Grease several baking trays very lightly.
  2. Put the golden syrup, brown sugar and butter into a saucepan and heat gently, stirring, until melted together, but not boiling. Pour into a mixing bowl and cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the lemon zest, sift in the flour and ginger, then mix well.
  4. Drop the mixture in small teaspoonful onto the trays, allowing 4 to a tray. They will spread so keep them well apart.
  5. Bake one tray at a time for 8–10 minutes until the brandy snaps have spread out and are golden brown.
  6. Leave them on the tray for a minute or two to set, then lift them one at a time with a spatula and roll around the handle of a wooden spoon, or a conical cream horn mould. Leave on a rack to cool, join side down.
  7. Fill with whipped cream just before serving.

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Easy recipe. Just needed to turn the oven down. 6 minutes cooking