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Herb butters can be quite expensive if purchased at a deli or market. A frugal way to enjoy delicious flavored butter is to make your own. It's this simple.
The ingredients for each butter flavor are simply mixed well together and chilled, covered, for at least 30 minutes for the flavors to blend. They can also be frozen and then thawed in the refrigerator for later use if desired.
Perfect for Irish Soda Bread!
Extra yummy on waffles, warm biscuits, warm corn bread and for baked sweet potatoes
By Deeli from Richland, WA
Place pecans in a single layer in a shallow dish.
Bake for 5 - 7 minutes at 350 degrees F. until the pecans are toasted.
Stir pecans into the remaining ingredients until blended.
Chill until ready to serve (Keeps for 1 week in refrigerator or 3 months in freezer).
Source: 2007 recipe card
By Robyn Fed from Tri-Cities, TN
A very delicately flavored butter made especially for tea-parties, bridal and baby showers. It can be tinted with food coloring to match the occasion. The original recipe called for just "butter", but I added the 2 sticks (1 cup) to make it simple since so few people make their own butter anymore.
In a Tupperware or Rubbermaid container with tight-fitting lid, place a layer of perfectly clean and spray-free rose petals. Lay the waxed-paper-wrapped butter on top of the rose petals. Cover the butter with another thick layer of rose petals and cover tightly. Leave in refrigerator for a day or at least overnight. A couple of days is best.
Remove from refrigerator and allow the butter to soften slightly if you intend to color it. Use food coloring sparingly until you get the color you want and mix it in thorougly. Shape butter whatever way you choose, then re-wrap and return it to the refrigerator until needed. You may save the rose petals to use as garnish if you like. Perfectly clean rose petals are edible.
This butter is delicious used on crackers or tiny sandwiches made with watercress or very thinly-sliced cucumber. The rose flavor is delicate, but what a delightful treat it is.
The recipe can be doubled or tripled depending on number of people to be served.
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Source: This recipe came from an old Tea and Poetry book that my hubby found in a thrift store. It's from the 1920's. I believe it was put together by a church in Virginia.
By Pookarina from Boca Raton, FL
When I want a small amount of herb butter to go with a meal, I simply use one of the following recipes. Of course, if you grow your own herbs, dry them, and create your own herb mixtures, you can make herb butter in an even more budget friendly manner than when you use herbs and seasonings purchased at the store.
Mixing 1/4 cup margarine or butter and 1/2 teaspoon of a seasoning blend such as Mrs. Dash is as quick and easy as it gets when making herb butter. There are many flavorful blends of Mrs. Dash available so that you can prepare specific flavors that will complement the meal you are having.
The base for all six butters is 8 oz. of softened butter (margarine can be used, but is not as good).
Mix all ingredients well and chill. Remove from refrigerator a few minutes before serving.
Beat together sugar, syrup and butter. Add beaten egg yolk. Serve with pancakes, waffles, toast, french toast, etc. Refrigerate when not using.
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Almost all of these butters both in seasoned butters and in herbed butters sound yummy, but I don't know what to put them on. What would these flavors of seasoned butters be used for?
By Donna S.
Vegetables, sandwiches, bread bowls for salads. Mac and cheese side dish.
The possibilities are endless. You can use them on pasta, rice, meats, vegetables, breads, potatoes and in soups and sauces.
If they are sweet seasoned (honey, maple, citrus, cinnamon, etc) you can use them on toast, waffles, bisquits, etc.
I am looking fot a recipe for pecan honey butter.
Judy W. from San Angelo, TX
Pecan Honey Butter
Butters for biscuits, rolls, other bread, waffles, pancakes or for grilled pork or fish.
2 1/3 cups 5 min 5 min prep
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
1 cup light olive oil
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped fresh pecans
Blend first 4 ingredients. Fold in pecans.
Refigerate in a airtight container.
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Mix together and use like butter to spread onto toast, bagels, etc.
By Barb from Sioux Falls, SD