Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Raspberry Honey Butter & Cinnamon Honey Butter



If you want to send your homemade bread and rolls over the top -- then top them with Raspberry Honey Butter or Cinnamon Honey Butter.  I find myself having one more roll just for the butters alone.

The base is the same for both.  Softened butter mixed with CREAMED honey.  This is a thicker, absolutely heavenly, honey.  You can find it in any grocery store.


Also added to the base is one of MY FAVORITE THINGS!! Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste!! 
This is a thick, wonderful vanilla flavored paste.   It's more expensive than regular vanilla, because of it's awesomeness, so I don't cook with it, just add it to finish a sauce or dish.  
To the Raspberry Honey Butter, you add raspberry jam.  When I made this, I wanted a little more raspberry flavor.  If I added more jam, it thinned the end product too much.  So, I needed raspberry flavor in a powder form.  By taking freeze-dried raspberries and processing them in a food processor, you get a wonderful powder that adds that flavor burst!!!

I have found freeze-dried raspberries at grocery stores.  Trader Joe's also carries a line of them.








Process the freeze-dried raspberries and put in a strainer to separate the powder from the seeds.  With the back of a spoon press and stir to get all the powder out.


Raspberry Honey Butter

1/2 c. room temperature butter
1/2 c. creamed honey
1/4 c. raspberry jam
1 T. raspberry powder, optional  **(from dried raspberries)
1 tsp vanilla bean paste

In a mixer bowl, beat butter until soft. Add all other ingredients and whip together for 3-4 minutes, scrapping sides as you go. Put in a smaller container and chill in fridge to set up for a bit.

**Raspberry Pwd - In food processor, put dried raspberries and process until powder. Put through a small strainer to separate seeds from powder. This adds great raspberry flavor without adding more liquid. This step can be skipped but the raspberry flavor won't be as strong.



This freezes very good.  A half-pint jar of Raspberry Honey Butter and/or Cinnamon Honey Butter in a basket of homemade rolls is a great gift.


For the Cinnamon Honey Butter you add cinnamon to the base.  This is like a Cinnamon Roll spread!!  

It's that good! Imagine this butter melting over a piece of whole wheat toast or fresh baked roll.

Cinnamon Honey Butter

1/2 c. room temperature butter
1/2 c. creamed honey (the white honey)
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste

In a mixer bowl, beat butter until soft. Add all other ingredients and whip together for 3-4 minutes, scrapping sides as you go. Put in a smaller container and chill in fridge to set up for a bit.


Once you make this it will be a staple in your home.  But, be warned ... you will eat more bread. :)


~Enjoy

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