Posted: Aug 01, 2013 5:00 AM
 
Up your menu a notch or two with flavored butters recipes! They're simple to make and decadent to taste, so make flavored butters with our simple as can be and ready to use recipes! Flavored butters are sure to make perfect hostess gifts and become your new staples!

Flavored butters are a hostess's — and a guest's — best kept secret. They're simple and wholesome to make, and carry such a surprising burst of flavor, that they're sure to please. As a hostess, consider serving flavored butters with breakfast pastries, bagels and muffins or as a perfectly scrumptious topper for crusty bread for a lunch or dinner gathering. And if you're the guest, flavored butter is colorful and keeps well, so consider wrapping flavored butter in wax paper or scooping it into a Mason jar and gifting your favorite hostess with a lovely DIY homemade treat.

Food bloggers Lisa and Anna of Garnish with Lemon say, "The food we make should enliven meals." And we couldn't agree more! That's why we make simple, delicious food that's sure to delight, like flavored butters.

Strawberry butter

Strawberry butter is sweet and tangy, and the color alone is sure to delight!

allParenting strawberry butterIngredients:

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave

Directions:

  1. Pulse all of the ingredients with a hand mixer or in a food processor until the strawberry pieces are small or the strawberry butter is smooth — your choice, both ways taste and look lovely.
  2. Scoop the butter into a bowl to serve or into a Mason jar or a wax paper wrapping to gift.
  3. In wax paper, the butter can be formed into a traditional butter shape or rolled like a log and sliced into circular wedges.

Cinnamon brown sugar butter

Cinnamon and brown sugar were meant to marry and this sweet (topping) treat fits the bill!

allParenting cinnamon brown sugar butterIngredients:

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Pulse all of the ingredients with a hand mixer or in a food processor until the cinnamon brown sugar butter is smooth.
  2. Scoop the butter into a bowl to serve or into a Mason jar or a wax paper wrapping to gift.
  3. In wax paper, the butter can be formed into a traditional butter shape or rolled like a log and sliced into circular wedges.


Lemon dill butter

Lemon dill butter is a fragrant, savory treat meant to flavor bread or meat!

allParenting lemon dill butterIngredients:

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons dill
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 pinch salt

Directions:

  1. Pulse all of the ingredients with a hand mixer or in a food processor until the lemon dill butter is just blended.
  2. Scoop the butter into a bowl to serve or into a Mason jar or a wax paper wrapping to gift.
  3. In wax paper, the butter can be formed into a traditional butter shape or rolled like a log and sliced into circular wedges.

Garlic butter

Sometimes the most traditional flavors incite the best reactions. This butter flavors meat and makes perfect garlic bread every time!

allParenting garlic butterIngredients:

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 4 cloves garlic, diced or 2 tablespoons garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Pulse all of the ingredients with a hand mixer or in a food processor until the garlic butter is smooth.
  2. Taste to make sure you like the flavor combination — a little extra garlic and salt is sometimes welcome!
  3. Scoop the butter into a bowl to serve or into a Mason jar or a wax paper wrapping to gift.
  4. In wax paper, the butter can be formed into a traditional butter shape or rolled like a log and sliced into circular wedges.


Tip^Play around with other flavor combinations that you love. Fresh or dried herbs always add welcome flavors and jam can replace fresh fruit!

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