Friday, August 14, 2009

Top Secret Recipe :)

I have a recipe that is so yummy and delicious. It's one of those recipes that people don't really think of making themselves but when they have it at a restaurant they oooh and ahhh over it. Today, my faithful blog readers, we will make honey butter. SO EASY! And much healthier than putting butter and jam on bread like most Mennonites do here. It also makes a lovely little thank you gift!

1 lb. salted butter (4 sticks), softened*
1 cup honey

In a mixer, beat butter and add honey in a slow steady stream until blended. Pack into storage containers. Refridgerate. Enjoy!

*Please, don't substitute here. Use real butter. It's better for you than margarine any way. Did you know, that if you set margarine outside that absolutely NO bugs or animals will try to eat it. They're pretty smart.

That's it people! I make this every year for Thanksgiving and my company always thinks it's a pretty special treat. I've never tried freezing it before. Does butter freeze well? This recipe is very easy to cut in half, which I usually do.

Hope you enjoy!


TheMama said...

I can't wait to try this! Thanks for posting the recipe. I usually make Apple butter for Christmas. I am going to make some Honey Butter this year as well. Thanks again. :o)

Paprika said...

I love honey butter!!! Will definitely make this at some point.
I'm so glad you still use the bandana, by the way. That's great! thanks for telling me. Now I think of you when the girls wear theirs.

Anonymous said...

Just a random visitor :-) I'm definitely making this tomorrow. I have some local honey that I bought WAYYYYYYYY too much of and need to find a way to use it up!

Heather said...

Yes, butter will freeze. I often buy it on sale (around holidays the baking ingredients are often on sale) and then freeze it. When I'm down to 1 stick I pull a new box of butter out of the freezer.

Thanks for the yummy recipe & the idea of gift giving. :)

Erica said...

I've been doing this to try and get some local honey in my system to help with allergies. I'm not one to put honey on my biscuits or toast as it's a little too sweet for me, but this is the perfect balance of sweetness. Love it! I'm so glad to hear that butter freezes, I've been wondering for a while.

jenifriend said...

i picked up this tip when i was working at whiskey creek when i was going to k-state. it's such a fantastic idea and soooo yummy on everything!!