Brandy Butter is traditionally served with Christmas pudding or mince pies. You can make this in advance ready to use on Christmas Eve.
The 1st of December starts a countdown for us to a really busy time. It is also the date I feel you can legitimately start mentioning the word Christmas. Early this morning Dave, Eric and I flew to Johannesburg. Eric and Dave will be competing in the last of the endurance races for the year. And Dave is racing a Formula Ford to mark their 50th anniversary. No sooner are we back than the last two weeks of work face us. We have 10 days to do a month’s calls and deliveries. Our work year ends on the eve of our 15th wedding anniversary. This year John, Dorothy, Dave and I decided we would like to go away for the evening. And I can tell you now that I cannot wait. It will also mark the start of our annual leave.
This year my parents’ are coming to stay with us. I am so looking forward to spending time with them. I have made plans to go out every second day for lunch. And on the other days we will have quite meals at home and I will bake. For the first time in years Christmas lunch will be spent at our table. I am making what I can in advance and as brandy butter keeps really well, it is the first thing I made. Together with mince pies this will be our afternoon tea on Christmas eve. When do you start counting down the days to Christmas?
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- 100 g butter
- 225 g coconut sugar
- 45 mls Brandy
- Place the butter into a mixing bowl and cream until pale
- Place the coconut sugar into a blender and blend until it resembles icing sugar
- Add the coconut sugar and Brandy to the butter and whisk until fluffy
- Place into a sterilized glass jar and use as needed
Dave and I are away for motor racing. We will be back at work on the 4th of December. I will start replying to comments as soon as I have caught up on work.