Video:How to Make Brandy Butterwith Elaine Lemm
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Transcript:How to Make Brandy Butter
Hi, I'm Elaine Lemm for About.com and today I am going to show you lovely Christmas recipe for Brandy Butter from the British and Irish food site.
Ingredients for Brandy Butter
- 100g soft, unsalted butter
- 225g icing sugar
- 3 - 5 tbsp brandy or Cognac
Instructions for Making Brandy Butter
To begin our Brandy Butter I'm going to put the butter into this large baking bowl and with an electric hand whisk I'm just going to whisk this together to make it all light and fluffy. The butter's all lovely and whipped up there and I'm now going to add the icing sugar and whisk that together with the butter. You can see that now it is really light and creamy and so into here I'm now going to add the brandy or Cognac.
More Instructions for Making Brandy Butter
Now you need to do this just a little bit at a time, if you add it too quickly then the mixture's going to curdle. I'm just going to give this a little taste and see. Hmm. it's lovely. I think I'm just going to add a little bit more brandy. And that's it. This is now going to go into a pretty dish, this is going to go onto the Christmas table so we want it to look nice. Spoon the butter into the dish, and for a little extra Christmas flavour maybe a little bit of holly on the side and that's it. You would serve Brandy Butter either with mince pies or the Christmas Pudding, it's also lovely with a little bit of Christmas Cake as well.