Brandy & vanilla butter

Brandy & vanilla butter

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(7 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins


Serves 8
Not just for Christmas pud, this brandy butter goes perfectly with mince pies or spread over toasted panettone

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal294
  • fat21g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs23g
  • sugars23g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0g
  • salt0.46g
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  • 200g salted butter, softened
  • 175g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste, or seeds scraped from 1 vanilla pod



    The sun-dried seed pod of a type of climbing orchid, vanilla has an inimitable soft, sweet…

  • 5-7 tbsp brandy



    Brandy is a distilled spirit made from virtually any fermented fruit or starchy vegetable.…


  1. Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla together until pale, then whisk in the brandy, one tbsp at a time, until you are pleased with the taste. Scrape into a serving bowl and chill for 1 hr or for up to 3 days, before serving. Freeze for up to a month.

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Comments (10)

Crazy_Cookie_brioche's picture

Made this with unsalted butter, as I didn't have any salted butter, and it was just as delicious!

mysticalmoooo's picture

Fabulous taste, just made it for our Christmas dinner this week.

simonademuro's picture

Brilliant! Took me very little time as whizzed it all in my food processor and added the brandy as I went along. Just perfect. Used vanilla paste instead and worked perfectly.

robets746d's picture

Totally delicious- recipe worked perfectly!

lizleicester's picture

Tastes nice but it curdled so I had to add extra icing sugar to bring it back on track.

annathebanana's picture

I'm going to make this for Christmas but I was wondering whether you are really meant to use salted butter. Surely unsalted would taste better?

amylel9's picture

often salted butter is used in sweet recipes, its subtle but brings the salty sweetness. don't worry :)

wobblybots's picture

Delicious. Best I've ever made. I used the full 7 spoonfuls of brandy!! Everyone raved about it and it really made my Christmas pud and mince pies special.

mummycancook's picture

Wickedly good!

potteramy100's picture

The best brandy butter I have ever had. I did add extra brandy, but that's a personal thing...

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