Wednesday, December 15, 2010
My favorite gift--homemade bread & specialty butters
The holidays are wonderful for many reasons, and one of those being the amount of baked goods, treats, and candy you accumulate during the holidays. Surprisingly, even I can only have so many goodies before I feel like I never want to see another sweet until the new year. Treats from neighbors have diminished since our neighborhood does our annual food drive instead of treats. However, there are still plenty of treats to go around.
There comes a point in December I can't stomach making one more plate of treats, or I am going to be sick. This is when I choose to make and give away one of my favorite (and easy) gift ideas: homemade bread/rolls & specialty butter--honey, strawberry, raspberry, cinnamon, etc.
I love the Strawberry Butter I blogged about last year, or the Lion House Honey Butter recipe, or Texas Roadhouse's Cinnamon Butter. ALL of which are absolutely delicious! I have found yet another version of a honey butter that melts in your mouth! This recipe is similar to the Lion House honey butter, but has marshmallow cream in addition to the honey and butter. This is my friends recipe and it is smooth, rich, sweet and has a wonderful soft and fluffy texture. Serve this butter on top of warm bread, on rolls, or even over French toast. It is fabulous!!
Whipped Honey Butter
1 lb. butter, softened
1 container marshmallow cream
1/2 c. honey
Dash of salt
1/2 t. vanilla
Whip together the butter and honey until soft. Fold in the marshmallow cream, salt and vanilla. Continue to mix until butter is airy and the ingredients are incorporated. Keep in fridge until ready to serve.
**This recipe uses HONEY which is an important and healthy 'sugar' to store in your food storage. Remember, this month for our Positively Preparedness goal we are working on building up our supply of sugar in our food storage. Sales continue this week on sugar, brown sugar, powdered sugar, marshmallows, marshmallow cream, jello, pudding, and MUCH more! Login to our website to see all of the best sugar and food storage sales in your area :)