This rich, booze-laced butter goes with Christmas Pudding and can be sweetened with confectioners' or brown sugar and flavored with whiskey, rum, or vanilla extract. It can be refrigerated, so that its soft, pillowy texture hardens (which explains why it's also known as hard sauce).
- 12 tbsp. room-temperature unsalted butter
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 4 tbsp. brandy