When butter is a lead character on your table, opt for the best quality sweet butter you can find. I like to zest things up a bit by serving butters with hints of raspberry, maple syrup or lemon-honey.
Making flavored butters is actually quite easy and so delicious on homemade breads, pancakes and muffins.
For berry flavored butters – cook 1/2 cup of the fruit and 2 tbsp sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves and most of the liquid has evaporated. Cool then mix with 8 tbsp of softened butter.
For maple butter – Blend 8 tbsp of softened butter with 4 tbsp of maple syrup.
For lemon honey butter – Blend 8 tbsp of softened butter with 1/2 cup of honey and 2 tsp lemon zest.
After mixing, roll in parchment to form a log. Refrigerate for up to a week or freeze up to 2 months.