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Basic brandy butter  recipe

Basic brandy butter recipe

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Perfect for dolloping over mince pies and Christmas puddings, this luxuriously rich blend of butter, sugar and brandy is really easy to make and your guests will love that festive homemade touch. See method

  • Serves 8
  • 10 mins to prepare
  • 228 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free


  • 150g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp brandy

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    16g 22%
  • Saturates

    9g 47%
  • Sugars

    20g 22%
  • Salt

    0g 0%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 20g Protein 0.1g Fibre 0g


  1. Either using a food mixer with a paddle attachment or a bowl and an electric handwhisk, beat the butter until pale, then add the sugar and beat for 1-2 mins until pale and fluffy.
  2. Add the brandy and 2 tbsp boiling water, beat until smooth, then chill until needed. It will keep for 3-4 days covered in the fridge.

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