Saturday, March 1, 2014

Cinnamon Honey Butter

 

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This week has flown by! Probably because I have been cooking, cleaning and baking nonstop. It is like I have to make up for a whole summer in one week! Serious Road Runner syndrome going on here. Plus…I have a teensy tiny bit of ADD…which makes it quite humorous to watch me try and balance all of my chores. My sweet husband sometime (quite frequently) has to unravel my messes for me Winking smile It is a good thing I married such an organized (OCD) feller…who accepts me…flaws and all.

On to the recipe I have been promising my Facebook world. Cinnamon Honey Butter.

The idea came to me as I was baking my Pumpkin Spice Bagels. I had no cream cheese in the house, and considered just slathering them with butter and a cinnamon sugar mixture…but then I remembered that my grandma had made a cinnamon honey butter to go on our rolls at Thanksgiving a few years ago. It was delicious! So, I threw some ingredients in a bowl, until it tasted right. And…viola!

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All you need is butter, honey (I like raw, local), cinnamon, and a hand mixer.

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Mix 1/4 cup (1 stick) of softened organic butter (I LOVE Organic Valley), 2 tablespoons of honey, and 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon in a medium size bowl, until smooth and all of the ingredients are fully incorporated,

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I decided to place mine in a silicone mold. I think my kiddos picked this one up for me while on a trip to Walmart with grandma last fall. Or…you could just scoop it into a small, decorative bowl.

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If you are going to mold your butter, press it into the mold with a spatula,making sure to get the butter into all of the nooks and crannies. I leveled mine off, and then put plastic wrap over top, and put it in the refrigerator for an hour.

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When the butter had solidified, I simply popped it out of the mold and onto a serving plate.

We LOVED this on our bagels. After I baked up a second batch of Pumpkin Spice Bagels, my kids actually preferred this to the cream cheese I had purchased.

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Here is a link to my Pumpkin Spice Bagel recipe, if you haven’t already seen it.

I hope you are all having a lovely FALL week!

Jessie

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