use golden unrefined caster icing sugar if you have it - it gives a lovely sort of fudginess to it all.
225g/8oz icing sugar
150g/5oz unsalted butter, softened
50g/2oz ground almonds
3 tbsp brandy, or to taste
place the icing sugar into the bowl of a food processor and blend the sugar to remove any lumps.
add the softened butter to the bowl and blend the mixture again. Add the ground almonds and blend the mixture again.
flavour the mixture with the brandy, to taste.
to serve, place in a small, clean serving dish.