Easy Homemade Flavored Butters
Enhance your meals by making and serving compound butters. It’s an unexpected addition to offer at mealtime, and makes a wonderful gift to give too. It’s quick to prepare with what you already have on hand, in the kitchen, such as fruit, cheese, herbs, spices, and vegetables.
Tasty served on the following:
You don’t need any special tools because you can mix it up with wooden spoon, but you might want to use a food processor, blender or mixer.
The completed butter mix can be refrigerated or frozen into small molds, plastic wrap (roll butter into logs), and various containers, such as a saved plastic margarine tub or a crock. You can serve it as a spread, slice it, pop it out of molds, or even pipe it.
The following are suggestions of ingredients to add to your butter:
Cinnamon, honey, vanilla
Thyme, chives, rosemary, sage
Lemon juice and parsley
Shallots and thyme
Honey and orange juice
Unsweetened chocolate, vanilla, powdered sugar
Peanut butter, melted semisweet chocolate chips, powdered sugar, vanilla, and coffee granules
Chopped hazlenut and honey
Strawberries and powdered sugar
Peach, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, apple pie spice
Rosemary, chives, lemon
Grated cheese and bacon bits
Be creative and combine ingredients you enjoy. Many of these ingredients can be used with cream cheese too.