Three Herbed Butters

fullsizeoutput_15d1.jpegWhen I am entertaining and want to add an extra little something to the menu, I make one of these herbed butters.  They are great on any kind of bread: croissants, popovers, French bread, biscuits, English muffins, anything.  They are also delicious on grilled corn-on-the-cob.  Each one has a sweet and savory taste to it.

Orange-honey-thyme Butterfullsizeoutput_158f.jpegfullsizeoutput_1592.jpegfullsizeoutput_1593.jpeg

 

Cut a stick of butter and 8 oz. of cream cheese in half.  Leave one half of each out to reach room temperature.  Refrigerate the other halves or leave out to make the next butter.fullsizeoutput_1597.jpegfullsizeoutput_1598.jpeg

Zest an orange.fullsizeoutput_1599.jpeg

Take your fingers and run them down three branches of thyme to take the leaves off.  Around 1 tablespoon of thyme.fullsizeoutput_159a.jpeg

Measure out 1 tablespoon of honey.fullsizeoutput_1595.jpegfullsizeoutput_1596.jpeg

Put everything in a food processor and process until everything is incorporated and creamy.fullsizeoutput_159b.jpeg

Place the mixture on plastic wrap.fullsizeoutput_159c.jpeg

And roll it up and twist ends.  Place in refrigerator until you are ready to serve.fullsizeoutput_159d.jpeg

Garlic-chive Butterfullsizeoutput_1593fullsizeoutput_1592

Take the other two halves of butter and cream cheese, out and let come to room temperature.fullsizeoutput_159e.jpeg

You will need one peeled clove of garlic, 7 stalks of chives, and 1 tablespoon granulated sugar.fullsizeoutput_1596fullsizeoutput_1595

Place everything in the food processor like before.fullsizeoutput_159f.jpeg

Place on plastic wrap and roll up.  Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.fullsizeoutput_15a0.jpegfullsizeoutput_15a1.jpeg

Pineapple-cinnamon-cayenne Butterfullsizeoutput_15a3.jpeg

Bring one stick of butter to room temperature.fullsizeoutput_15a2.jpeg

You will also need 1/2 cup fresh pineapple, diced, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper, and 1 tbsp. of light agave syrup.fullsizeoutput_15a4.jpeg

Place everything in food process and process until smooth.fullsizeoutput_15a5.jpeg

Place on plastic wrap.fullsizeoutput_15a6.jpeg

Roll up and twist sides. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

They are sure up your entertaining game when serving bread!

Bon appetit!

Toodle-oo,

Melanie

 

 

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