3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup brandy
Pinch grated nutmeg
Pinch orange zest
Mix together the sugar, butter, vanilla and egg in a saucepan set over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until the sugar melts. Add the brandy and stir for 1 minute. Add the nutmeg and orange zest, and serve warm.
Hard sauce is traditionally served with figgy pudding, but can also be used with other cakes and desserts.
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