Sunday, February 17, 2013

Strawberry Butter

Strawberries were really cheap at Aldi's this week and it’s Sunday again, so I’m giving you another Sunday brunch or breakfast idea.  It will look beautiful on any brunch buffet and add something sweet to your menu.

1 pint strawberries
3 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) butter
¼ cup powdered sugar

In a food processor purée the strawberries and force the purée through a fine sieve into a saucepan. Add the honey and the lemon juice and boil the mixture, stirring, for 3 minutes, or until it is thickened. Let the strawberry mixture cool to room temperature. In a bowl cream together the butter, powdered sugar and the strawberry mixture. Store in a mason jar and let the butter stand in a cool place for 1 hour to allow the flavors to develop.

Variation - You can use any type of berry you like.  Try this with blueberries or raspberries. Set out an assortment of butters for your brunch.  I also love Texas Road House's cinnamon honey butter.  Add it to the assortment.

Cinnamon Honey Butter:

1/2 cup soft room temperature butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp. cinnamon

Variation - You can also goose this butter up by adding 1/2 cup of apple sauce or well drained puréed peaches from a can.

Now what are you going to put it on?  Bagels, waffles, Texas toast, French toast, pancakes, bruschetta, artisan bread, homemade biscuits; the sky is the limit.

Have a terrific Sunday.  Be happy and may God bless you and yours.  

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