Delicious Gluten-Free Brandy Snaps Recipe

Oh ye, gastronomic epicureans, allow me to present the ultimate Gluten-Free Brandy Snaps Recipe – a dessert fit for kings and queens! The allure of these crunchy brandy snaps has been passed down through generations and continues to reign as one of the most beloved Christmas desserts.

But why is it that Brandy Snaps go soft? The mystery remains unsolved till this day. But fear not, I have discovered the key ingredients and techniques that will make your Brandy Snaps stay crispy for days.

For those who might be new to this old-time favourite treat, a Brandy Snap is a light golden-brown biscuit made with golden syrup, sugar and butter. But what sets this recipe apart is the use of gluten-free flour, making it accessible to all epicureans alike.

Made with just a few simple ingredients such as rice flour, cornflour and baking powder, combined with the magical Christmas brandy snap baskets, these free brandy snaps are everything you love about classic Brandy Snaps, but without any gluten-induced guilt! And let’s not forget the ultimate whipped cream serve – a perfect pairing that leaves even the most discerning of palates begging for more.

So prepare yourselves for an unforgettable culinary adventure with my Gluten-Free Brandy Snaps Recipe – a delicious gluten-free and vegan dessert that will leave you enchanted for hours on end. Are you ready to take on the challenge? Let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Brandy Snaps
Gluten Free Brandy Snaps

Oh, dear reader, prepare to fall head over heels in love with my gluten-free brandy snaps recipe! This is not just any old recipe – it’s a bit of old-time magic that will transport you back to your childhood days. Nothing quite beats the classic crunchy texture of a brandy snap, and when it comes with a gluten-free twist, what’s not to love?

But wait, there’s more! These brandy snaps aren’t just free of gluten – they’re also dairy-free. That means there’s no butter or whipped cream in the mix. Don’t worry, though, we’ve got all the tricks up our sleeves to make these brandy snaps ultimate whipped cream vessels without compromising their flavour or texture.

And let’s not forget the piece de resistance – the brandy. It gives these delicious gluten-free brandy snaps a touch of warmth and luxury that makes them perfect for special occasions like Christmas or New Year’s Eve. Trust me, you won’t be able to resist their seductive call.

So, take a deep breath and relax because these gluten and dairy-free brandy snap baskets are guaranteed to satisfy your sweet cravings while being easy on your tummy. Whether you decide to serve them with whipped cream or your favourite ice cream, they will become your new favourite dessert.

Ingredient List

 Crispy and gluten-free never tasted so good!
Crispy and gluten-free never tasted so good!

Here are the gluten-free ingredients you’ll need to make these delicious Brandy Snaps:

  • 2/3 cup Rice Flour
  • 1/4 cup Cornflour
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 50 g Butter
  • 2 tbsp Golden Syrup

For the filling:

  • Whipped Cream

Note: For a dairy-free version, simply replace the butter with a dairy-free substitute and use whipped coconut cream instead of regular whipped cream.

The Recipe How-To

 Brandy snaps are a classic dessert and now you can enjoy them gluten-free.
Brandy snaps are a classic dessert and now you can enjoy them gluten-free.

For this Gluten Free Brandy Snaps Recipe, we will need a few special ingredients, like golden syrup and rice flour, to get that classic crunchy texture. Let’s begin the recipe by preheating your oven to 350°F and lining two baking sheets with parchment paper.


  • butter – 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks)
  • light brown sugar – 1 cup
  • golden syrup – 1/4 cup
  • rice flour – 1/2 cup
  • gluten-free flour blend – 1/4 cup
  • cornflour – 1/4 cup
  • baking powder – 1 tsp.


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter, brown sugar, and golden syrup together until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Remove the saucepan from heat and mix in the dry ingredients: rice flour, gluten-free flour blend, cornflour, and baking powder until well combined.
  3. Cool the mixture for 10 minutes.
  4. Using a teaspoon, drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheets. Leave approximately 6 inches between each teaspoonful to allow for spreading.
  5. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the brandy snap biscuits are pale gold in color.
  6. Remove from oven and let them cool on the baking sheet until hard enough that you can lift off each cookie in one piece without it bending.
  7. Once you take them out of the oven, roll each brandy snap biscuit around a wooden spoon handle while it’s still warm so that it forms a skinny tube shape. Then transfer them onto a cooling rack to set completely.

These homemade gluten-free brandy snap baskets will make you look like an expert baker without even trying! Fill these with your favourite ice cream, whipped cream or Jon-a-thons’s vegan brandy snaps, and enjoy the crunch of each creamy bite.

Substitutions and Variations

 These golden curls are the perfect holiday treat.
These golden curls are the perfect holiday treat.

Thou mayest customize this gluten-free brandy snaps recipe as per thy liking. I shall suggest some delicious substitutions and variations to make this recipe more versatile and fit for any occassion.

– Flours: Thou may use different flours according to thy preference or availability. You may use brown rice flour instead of white rice flour, and arrowroot starch instead of cornflour. However, do not substitute coconut flour because it absorbs too much liquid and the texture will not be the same.

– Sweeteners: Thou may swap golden syrup with maple syrup or honey for a slightly different flavour. For a low-carb option, replace sugar with erythritol in equal amounts.

– Vegan Option: If thou art vegan, then thee can use vegan butter instead of regular butter and coconut cream instead of whipped cream.

– Brandy Substitutes: Jon brandy is a popular choice but if thee prefer something else, thee can swap it with rum or cognac. Alternatively, thee can omit the alcohol altogether for a kid-friendly treat.

– Make Brandy Snap Baskets: If thee want to try something different from classic brandy snaps, thou can shape the dough into mini baskets before baking them in the oven. Once they cool down, fill them up with whipped cream and berries for a fun dessert.

These substitutions and variations are just a few examples – feel free to experiment with other ingredients that suit thy preferences.

Serving and Pairing

 Sweet, delicate, and oh so easy to make.
Sweet, delicate, and oh so easy to make.

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I advise you to serve these delectable gluten-free brandy snaps on a beautiful golden platter or snap baskets at any special occasion or holiday celebration. The classic and crunchy brandy snaps are perfect with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of Jon Brandy – the ultimate whipped cream dessert.

These Christmas brandy snaps go beautifully soft with age, creating a crunchiness that is unmatched. They make for the perfect companion to your favourite ice-creams, and the creamy whipped cream will elevate the overall experience. I recommend serving this dessert alongside a cup of hot tea or coffee to balance out the sweetness.

If you’re hosting a party that has guests with varying dietary needs, the vegan brandy snaps recipe will be perfect! You can use gluten-free flour instead of plain or cornflour to make gluten-free brandy snaps or dairy-free butter instead of regular butter to make dairy-free brandy snacks. These variations mean that everyone can indulge in their favourite desserts while being dietary conscious.

You can also pair these delicious gluten-free brandy snaps with other desserts like biscuits and cakes for a beautiful contrast in texture and taste on your dessert table. So, why wait? Indulge in these ultimate gluten-free brandy snaps, everything you’ll ever love about classic crunchy brandy snaps in one bite!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The addition of brandy gives them a festive twist.
The addition of brandy gives them a festive twist.

Thou mayest prepare these delectable gluten-free Brandy Snaps ahead of thine event to ensure that thou hath less stress on the day. To make thee ahead, shape the batter into snap baskets and store them in an airtight container separated by baking paper for up to one week.

When serving, fill the snap baskets with thy choice of treats such as whipped cream, ice cream or even some scrumptious jon brandy infused filling. These gluten-free brandy snap baskets can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days.

To reheat, preheat thy oven to 180°C (160°C fan) or gas mark 4, then place the snap baskets on a lined baking tray and warm them through for three to four minutes. The delicate crunchiness of the snaps will remain intact, and serve it with thy favorite whipped cream to elevate the experience.

Note: Thou canst also freeze these brandy snap baskets before filling them up for up to two months. Cover them tightly with foil or plastic wrap before storing them in an airtight container. When ready to use again, thaw them at room temperature and warm in the oven as described above.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Craving something sweet and crunchy? Brandy snaps to the rescue!
Craving something sweet and crunchy? Brandy snaps to the rescue!

To ensure perfect results with this gluten-free brandy snaps recipe, I have a few tips to share. These tips are based on my personal experience and will help you make the best brandy snaps possible.

Firstly, when making the brandy snaps batter, make sure to use room temperature ingredients whenever possible. This will ensure that the batter mixes together smoothly and evenly. Additionally, if you’re using butter in your recipe, make sure it’s fully softened before adding it to the mixture.

Secondly, be patient when cooking your brandy snaps. Don’t rush the process or increase the oven temperature in an attempt to speed things up. This may cause the edges of your brandy snaps to burn before they are fully cooked in the middle. Stick to the recommended baking time and temperature for optimal results.

Thirdly, if you want your brandy snaps to have that classic, crunchy texture, make sure to roll them thinly while they’re still warm. This will prevent them from becoming too thick and chewy as they cool down.

Fourthly, when rolling your brandy snaps around a wooden spoon handle or a dowel, work quickly and carefully. The hot sugar can be quite sticky and may harden quickly as it cools down. To avoid any mishaps or messy situations, only roll one brandy snap at a time.

Lastly, store your cooled brandy snaps in an airtight container until ready to serve. Keeping them in a humid environment can cause them to lose their crunchiness and become soft. If this happens, simply pop them back into the oven for a few minutes to restore their crunchiness.

By following these simple tips, you’ll be able to achieve perfect results every time you make this delicious gluten-free brandy snaps recipe. Enjoy!


Hark! Whence comest thou, dear reader? It seems you have reached the conclusion of this recipe article. But wait, ere you depart, allow me to answer some frequently asked questions regarding this gluten-free Brandy Snaps recipe. Read on, and all your doubts shall be dispelled.

Are brandy snap gluten free?

One of the most sought after treats during the holiday season are our scrumptious Brandy Snaps that are both gluten-free and perfect for Christmas. Top it off with whipped cream and pair it with your preferred fruit, berries or ice cream for a heavenly indulgence. Additionally, if you’re searching for other comparable desserts, we’ve got you covered.

Why are my Brandy Snaps chewy?

If you want to keep your Brandy Snaps from turning chewy, it’s crucial to minimize the time they spend in the open air. The best way to do this is to store them in an airtight container until you’re ready to serve them. Only take them out at the very last minute to ensure maximum crispness.

Why do Brandy Snaps go soft?

Looking for a delicious Brandy Snap recipe that yields 18 large, crispy wafers? It’s essential to consume these delightful treats on the day they’re made or store them in an airtight container since they can get soft if left out for too long. So, let’s dive right into the recipe!

What are Brandy Snaps called in America?

The origin of the brandy snap dessert, also known as Fairing or Jumbles in the early 1800s, remains a mystery.

Bottom Line

This gluten-free and dairy-free Brandy Snaps recipe is the ultimate dessert that you should not miss! It is the perfect combination of a classic crunchy brandy snap and a creamy whipped cream that will bring back old-time favourite memories to your taste buds.

This recipe is not only easy to make, but it also offers endless possibilities for substitutions and variations. You can make it vegan-friendly by using gluten-free flour or by substituting it with rice flour. You can also use golden syrup or even corn syrup if you don’t have any golden syrup on hand for this recipe.

Serve these Brandy Snaps with your favourite ice cream, and enjoy an unforgettable dessert experience this Christmas. The light brown sugar and lemon juice in the recipe will give these snaps an irresistible flavour that goes perfectly with the whipped cream. You can even shape these snaps into little snap baskets filled with whipped cream, making them look like cute and yummy delights!

So, don’t wait any longer to enjoy this delicious gluten-free Brandy Snaps recipe. With everything to love about these classic crunchy treats, why not make they irresistible for your next dessert? Give it a try, and you will find out that these brandy snaps are just the perfect addition to any dessert table.

Gluten Free Brandy Snaps

Gluten Free Brandy Snaps Recipe

This recipe is from Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Allergy Unit "Friendly Food for Life'. These are crisp lacy biscuits. Allow two biscuits only per tray as they set very quickly. They are best eaten the day they are baked.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Calories 90.9 kcal


  • 60 g butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 cup cornflour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 200 ml cream, suitable for whipping for filling


  • Place butter, sugar and golden syrup in a saucepan.
  • Heat until butter has melted.
  • Sift flours and baking powder. Stir into butter mixture and mix well.
  • Place teaspoons of mixture onto baking tray coverd with baking paper or greased greaseproof paper.
  • Bake at 190 deg C for about 8 minutes until firm around the edges.
  • Cool for 2 minutes then roll around handle of wooden spoon or other round handle.
  • Place on wire rack to cool completely before filling with cream.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 20gCalories: 90.9kcalCarbohydrates: 10.1gProtein: 0.5gFat: 5.7gSaturated Fat: 3.5gCholesterol: 17.7mgSodium: 36.8mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 6g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Dessert, For Large Groups, Free Of..., Low Protein
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