I was talking about making honey butter with some friends a while back and I was surprised to find out that they thought this was an epic culinary undertaking. They were shocked when I told them just how easy it was to make!
I’m a big fan of honey butter, or well honey itself for that matter. My father has his own bees so I’ve always got a ready supply of honey in the cabinet. Honey butter is perfect on warm biscuits, yeast rolls, or even simple toast. Making your own is also a lot cheaper and has less unneeded additives than what you might find in your store.
2012 will bring more of these “Make Your Own” segments, which in reality are what I like to call “semi-recipes”. Everything from herbed oils, to seasonings, to other food items, along with a few household cleaning and beauty items as well. In 2011 I started making my own laundry detergent and cleaning spray. Not only is it cheaper, it’s healthier too. After all isn’t that how most of use want to start out the New Year?
Happy New Year! Here’s to hoping 2012 is a healthier, better year for us all!
What You’ll Need:
1/2 pound of butter, softened (Note: I like to use Kerrygold Irish Butter.)
1/4 to 1/3 cup of honey
In a mixing bowl beat butter until light and fluffy. On low speed slowly add honey and mix until incorporated. Turn to high and beat for one minute.
Remove butter from mixing bowl and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Plus it’s ready to use immediately.
How easy is that?
Notes: If you like your honey butter a little less sweet go with 1/4 a cup of honey. It you like it a bit more sweet then go with 1/3 a cup of honey instead. Honey butter not your thing? Add a couple of tablespoons of cinnamon sugar instead to make another great “fancy” butter to enjoy.