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Posts Tagged Butter

Brandy (or Rum) Butter

Posted 24 December 2010 by
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Well, there’s just one day left until Christmas and I thought I’d share what I consider one of the essentials for Christmas Day. It is also one of the easiest things you can make! I’m talking about brandy butter, essential for dolloping onto Christmas pudding, mince pies, chocolate yule log… ice cream, er… anything! It’s so easy to make, consisting of buttercream, with added brandy. This recipe is so easy to tweak to make it a different flavour, like rum butter. Just swap the added alcohol and use brown sugar instead of white if you prefer.

Brandy butter in a glass.

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Homemade Butter

Posted 27 November 2010 by
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I made butter! And it was really easy. One day, I will make butter from cream milked from my own roaming goats. Until then, I must make do with shop-bought cream. Just about every blog I read while researching this started off by defending butter, explaining that actually it’s very good for you, and that those scientific theories on saturated fat aren’t really proven. I’m not even going to try. Let’s face it: it’s not great for you. I’d rather eat it than synthetic margarine-type spreads; it’s natural and it can be organic. However, it also has a lot of saturated fat, which is not good for you. As always though, moderation is the key.

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