Use up brandy sauce recipes

Recipe: Steak in a Mushroom & Brandy Sauce

Recipe: Steak in a Mushroom & Brandy Sauce

- Splash of something alcoholic – brandy works best, failing that use white wine or even sherry. We normally use butter here, but my boyfriend has used cocoa butter before which works amazing well
Brandy Snaps Baskets with Mulled Fruit Compote

Brandy Snaps Baskets with Mulled Fruit Compote

One being that the cream they are filled with should be flavoured with brandy another that brand-schnap came from them being burnt gingerbread and a third that uneducated palates made the use of brandy redundant thus manufacturing the biscuits without brandy was cheaper
Brandy and Orange Custard

Brandy and Orange Custard

After marrying Jon I was introduced to brandy sauce and suddenly Christmas pudding was transformed from something I ate on Christmas day because it wouldn’t be Christmas without it, to something that bit more yummy
Perfectly Rich and Creamy Peppercorn Sauce for Steak

Perfectly Rich and Creamy Peppercorn Sauce for Steak

However, running out of sauce to go with your dinner is a heinous crime indeed - and you don't have to use it all up, it will freeze and re-heat gently, although you might want to give it a bit of a whisk when you re-heat it, to make sure it's smooth
Rich Madeira Sauce with Wild Mushrooms

Rich Madeira Sauce with Wild Mushrooms

If making up beef stock from a cube, you can use most of the mushroom soaking water to make up part of the stock - just pour off, but stop when it gets near the bottom and there's sediment
Cherry Strudel with nuts

Cherry Strudel with nuts

I was so excited, because it has been a habit in our family, almost every evening we had a tea with some freshly-baked pies, buns or danishes whether it were homemade or store-bought
Cheatin’ Christmas… Don’t panic!

Cheatin’ Christmas… Don’t panic!

As far as cakes are concerned, if you’re worried that a shop-bought fruit Christmas cake may be on the dry-side, tip it upside down, use a skewer to make some holes and add a touch of brandy or sherry