Brandy Butter

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    1 cup

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook

The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2020

  • About

A quite recent addition to the Christmas food repertoire, brandy butter was served to Queen Alexandra before World War I at the Christmas luncheon at Sandringham, the royal estate in Norfolk. Recipes for brandy butter—also known as hard sauce—appeared in American cookery books in the nineteenth century, but they didn’t feature in English recipe books until the twentieth century. A similar mixture of butter enriched with sherry, Madeira, or brandy and flavored with sugar and spices did appea