Deliciously hot fresh breads deserve delicious flavorful spreads. There is butter and then there is butter. The first is soft, fresh dairy butter with nothing to hamper its taste. The second is butter that has been flavored with ingredients that will compliment its companion breads. Whichever you choose, make sure your ingredients are pure and fresh. Listed below are some recipes for you to try with those fresh breads you just made or are about to make. These are very good for holiday brunches or just for snacks. Try them and see which ones will be your favorites!
Garlic Butter Herb Butter Cheese Butter
2 cloves Garlic, crushed 2 Tbsps. or more Half cup grated Parmesan
Freshly chopped Herbs Cheese
For each of the Butters above, soften ½ lb. (1 stick) unsalted Butter.
Beat in the desired ingredients. For more garlicky Garlic Butter use an additional clove.
The Herbs can be Basil, Oregano, Chives, Parsley, Tarragon or whatever your taste buds desire.
The Cheese in the Cheese Butter can be either Parmesan or Romano.
Ginger Butter: Combine 2 Tbsps. freshly grated Ginger with 1/2 cup softened Butter. Whip until well combined.
Honey Butter: Soften ¼ lb. Unsalted Butter and mix thoroughly with 1 – 2 Tbsps. Honey.Serve with Muffins or Scones.
Cranberry Butter: Bring the ½ lb. unsalted Butter to room temperature. Cut into several pieces, and then place in the food processor fitted with the chopping blade along with ½ cup chopped Cranberries and ½ cup Powdered Sugar. Run until all the ingredients are well – combined. Remove to a serving dish. Serve with Cranberry Bread or other Fruit Breads.
Try one or all of the butters above and enjoy. The herb butters can also be used as toppings for baked potatoes. Be sure to store leftover butters in the refrigerator and bring to room temperature before use for easier spreading.