Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Honey-Citrus Butter Recipe

This afternoon is my last class for Women and Reproductive Rights, and everyone is bringing food.  I decided to bring my Honey Cornbread Muffins, but I concluded that I needed to zest it up a little bit and bring some flavored butter.  I came up with this recipe.

3/4 cup of butter (1 + 1/2 sticks) softened or cut into small chunks
4 Tbsp honey
Zest of one lemon
Juice of one lemon
Zest of one orange

Using a fork smush the butter.

Add honey and stir well.

Add the zest of the lemon and orange and stir well.

Add the lemon juice and stir again.  While you are stirring, try to make it as smooth as possible.  If you are using cold butter, this is going to take more smushing.

Pop the concoction into the microwave for 30 seconds, and enjoy some delicious orange quarters while you wait (no sense in letting them go to waste).

After 30 seconds in the microwave, the butter should be mostly melted.  Stir (and smush) to encourage those final chunks to melt.  The key is to get it to melt without separating, so if you need to microwave it again, microwave for only a few seconds at a time.

Cover and allow to chill in the refrigerator or drizzle it over pancakes, waffles, toast, or honey cornbread muffins.



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