Fast and easy recipe for the most delicious creamy and soft honey butter that stays soft even when refrigerated!
Always Soft Honey Butter
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Originally post Oct 2016, reposted for easy finding.
Are you in want of a good honey butter recipe? Look no further! This is the best ever recipe. This isn’t your average “mix some honey and butter together and call it good” recipe. No, thanks to a secret ingredient, this creamy smooth yet nectary sweet (with just a hint of salty) goodness stays soft and spreadable even while refrigerated.
Homemade Honey Butter
Question: What’s better than fresh bread warm from the oven?
Answer: Fresh bread warm from the oven, topped with cold honey butter!
I’ve a great uncle that loved fresh bread. The story goes that ten minutes before the bread was done baking, his mother would remove the loaf from the oven and cut the top off the loaf for him. Then stick the load back in the oven and let it finish baking. At their house, they always had square bread because Ezra got to eat the tops! Ha. This story has stuck with me since I heard it years ago. I can’t eat homemade bread without thinking of it and smiling.
With this memory in mind, I wanted to do something that my kids would always think of when eating fresh bread. It’s true, I could just cut the tops off and continue with that. And I’ve seriously considered it. But I love the look of beautiful loaves of bread; so I cant bring myself to do it. Yet.
For now, I let each of my children have an end of the warm loaf, slathered in cold honey butter. It’s absolutely incredible. So I don’t let myself feel guilty about not chopping off the tops.
Homemade bread and Butter:
At our house we top our waffles, pancakes, and toast with honey butter. And of course, we add it to our rolls (PS- Here is a fabulous Roll recipe if you need one!) on Sunday nights and with holiday dinners. I even drizzle it on top of scones, biscuits, beignets, and any other bread-like food we eat. Seriously y’all, we may or may not drink it even.
Great teacher Gift idea
Not only is it tasty good, but it’s also a beautiful creamy gold color that looks fabulous in a little jar tied off with ribbon.
In fact, you should seriously consider making this in bulk so you can gift it with fresh bread. Makes a great teacher gift! Or at least my kiddo’s teachers love it every year…
Also, because you can keep it refrigerated for a couple months at a time, so why not make lots? Not that it will really last that long because it is so delicious you’ll be pulling a Winnie the Pooh and sneaking it every chance you get!
Recipe for Honey Butter:
- 1/2 c heavy cream
- 1/2 c honey
- 1/2 c sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp salt
- 13 TBS butter, cubed
- *1 tsp cinnamon
- *1 tsp apple concentrate/ extract
- Combine all ingredients except the butter, in a pot. Over med-high heat, bring to a soft boil, then reduce heat to medium low and let simmer until sugar is dissolve. About 90 seconds.
- Put your cubed butter in a blender and pour boiling mixture over the top. Blend on med-high speed until fully mixed.
- *At this point you can add extra flavorings to create concoctions such as cinnamon honey butter or apple butter. I don't usually do so, because on it's own this is incredible! But if you want to...
- Add 1/2 tsp of flavor, and blend again. Taste and add more if you so desire.
- Pour mixture into jars. I use the med-small mason jars (I believe they are 1/2 pint jars), and it fills 4 of them.
- Refrigerate until set.
- Slather on yummy foods!
This Delicious Honey-Butter is Adapted from One Good Thing by Jillee's Ambrosia recipe. The recipe is not the same as I felt it needed a couple changes, but the idea did come from here. Thank you!
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