Here's an easy and delicious idea to make, what I like to call, fancy butters! Fancy butters, or compound butters (as they are more commonly called) are butters that have been infused with other flavors. My great aunt always used to make honey butter for Thanksgiving and it was one of my all time favorite holiday treats! I love how you can package these butters and then gift them to dinner party guests.
Fancy butters are super easy to make! All you need is softened (but not melted) butter and your mix-in ingredients. To soften butter either leave it out on the kitchen counter for a few hours or you can soften it in the microwave on low heat for 20 seconds or so. Once the butter is softened add your ingredients and stir-that's it! You can package these in small jars or in wax paper in a square container in the refrigerator overnight.
Honey Nut Butter: Mix together two sticks of butter, 2-3 tablespoons of chopped nuts (I used pecans) and 3-4 tablespoons honey. This butter is great on an English muffin for breakfast or Thanksgiving dinner rolls!
Citrus Butter: Mix together two sticks of butter and the zest of 1 lemon and 1 lime. This butter is great on fish or sauteed veggies (like Brussels sprouts-my favorite!).
Raspberry Butter: Mix together two sticks of butter and 4-5 tablespoons of raspberry jam. This butter is excellent on an afternoon toast with tea!
Enjoy! XO. Emma + Elsie