>> Saturday, December 29, 2007
The feasting continues with this glorious bedtime snack. Pannetone is an Italian bread - mine is studded with raisins and candied orange and citron. It can be a little dry on it's own, but it makes wonderful french toast. Now I've discovered it's also an excellent little sponge for Brandy Butter!
Brandy Butter, oh my Brandy Butter! Where have you been all my life? My two favorite food groups melded together with a bit of powdered sugar. Oh sweet Mama.
1/2 stick of soft butter
1/4 c powdered sugar
1/4 c brandy
Whip the butter, add sugar and whip until it's smooth. Add the brandy. Whip again. Cry when it looks curdled but keep whipping. Rejoice in it's smooth alcoholic goodness. Slather on everything in sight.
You could add a drop or two of lemon juice, or maybe vanilla. You know, if you've got that kinda time.