Compound Butter {fresh summer herbs and jam}

I absolutely love making compound butter throughout the year.  It is so incredibly easy to do and makes eating toast, biscuits or just plain bread so much more fun.  I recently hosted a girls night at my house and served warm crusty bread with a trio of summer fresh compound butter.

I made Strawberry Basil Butter by adding a few teaspoons of chopped fresh basil and 1-2 Tbsp of fresh strawberry jam to 1/2 cup softened butter.

Next up was a Fresh Herb Butter.  I grabbed whatever herbs I had on hand in my garden, chopped them up and mixed them with 1/2 cup softened butter and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

Lastly I made a Cinnamon Honey Butter by adding a few dashes of cinnamon and 1-2 Tbsp of fresh honey to 1/2 cup of softened butter.

I then lined 3 ramekins with saran wrap and placed each of the butters into their own container.  I refrigerated until hard, then removed and plated.  They were so easy to make and everyone raved about them.

What I love the most is that the possibilities are endless!  Sweet or savory, you really can’t go wrong.



Filed under Cook, Quick & Easy, Treats

3 responses to “Compound Butter {fresh summer herbs and jam}

  1. I absolutely love this! And I adore the fact that you can make up about a zillion combinations. All we need now is some crusy, warm bread 🙂

  2. This is brilliant! So much fun and pretty swanky, yet so easy!

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