Brandy Butter Recipe
Brandy butter is as synonymous with Christmas as turkey and crackers. Of course it is traditionally served with a Christmas pudding but it tastes pretty good with mince pies too! If it is served with anything hot it will melt into a delicious creamy, alcoholic puddle. It's very easy to make and can be stored in the fridge until needed. I prefer to use a good unsalted butter as I think it gives a more luxurious taste but it is really a matter of personal choice as to whether you use salted or unsalted butter. With regard to brandy I tend to use an inexpensive one that I would be happy to drink on its own. Here's what you need to make the brandy butter:
- 4oz butter
- 2oz icing sugar
- 1 tablespoon brandy
- Leave the butter to get nice and soft. Then put the butter into a large bowl and add the icing sugar (see picture 1).
- With a wooden spoon cream together the icing sugar and butter until it is light and fluffy (see picture 2).
- Next add your chosen brandy to the mixture and beat until the brandy is thoroughly mixed in (see pictures 3 and 4). It may seem a mess at first but it will soon all come together after a bit of mixing.
- That's basically the brandy butter made. All that remains is to put the brandy butter into an attractive dish and keep in the refrigerator until it is needed.
- When serving the Christmas pudding, put the brandy butter on the table and everyone can help themselves - make sure you get your share though as it will go quickly!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 4 portions