Tip of the Day: Flavored Butters

raspberrybutter.jpgWhen 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.

Enjoy!

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One response to “Tip of the Day: Flavored Butters

  1. whereindc

    I love making flavored butters, especially for my steamed artichokes in the summer. It’s whatever spices I feel like throwing in, but usually I find garlic, oregano, and chili pepper are always included.

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