Wednesday

Honey Butter Recipe

Herb and other flavored butters are popular around holidays like Christmas and Easter. They're delicious, and show a little extra attention to detail that doesn't take a culinary or decorating degree. They come together quickly, hold in the refrigerator for days, and can be molded or not, depending on how much time you have or want to spare. (They're tasty served in a simple tub or shape like an angel or holly wreath.)

I'm particularly fond of savory butters like chive, sage and rosemary, but my honey flavored butter is a big hit, too -- sweet, rich and wholesome. It's tasty on dinner rolls with baked ham, and is always welcome with breakfast biscuits or scones. You can make it days ahead, which is nice when crunch time approaches. With just two ingredients, it's ridiculously easy to prepare.

If you have honey lovers in the family and don't enjoy mopping up the sticky drips, this butter delivers the sweet, natural flavor of honey but leaves the mess behind.

Honey Flavored Butter Recipe


Ingredients

2 sticks salted butter (1 cup)
1/4 cup honey

Directions

Soften butter on your countertop or in the microwave to make it easier to work with.

Combine butter and honey in a small mixing bowl and beat with a whisk for three to five minutes. You can also use food processor or hand mixer.

*Spoon mixture onto wax paper, and roll into a log about 1-1/2 inches in diameter.  Refrigerate until set. If using with sweet rather than savory dishes, you can sprinkle cinnamon on the chilled log for a little extra color.

Refrigerate until serving time.

Slice into generous 1/4 inch rounds, and serve in an iced dish.

This recipe can be halved or doubled easily.

*Other options include spooning the prepared mixture into a tub or adding it to large or individual decorative molds.

Special Note: If you've prepared my lavender flavored honey recipe, now's the time to use it! You can find it here: How to Make Lavender Honey    (It makes a very nice holiday hostess gift.)

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