Monday, November 29, 2010

Whipped Honey Poppy Seed Butter

It's Monday...let's talk butter!

Here is a super simple way to jazz up plain old butter. This recipe is inspired by the wonderful whipped honey poppy seed butter served at a local favorite restaurant, Coastal Flats. It goes great with any type of bread and is super simple to make. I made this to go along with the bread we served for Thanksgiving and think it would be perfect for the Christmas lunch, dinner or any other special meal.


1/2 cup of butter (1 stick), softened
1 1/2 Tbsp honey
1/8-1/4 tsp poppy seeds
1/8-1/4 tsp salt (if using unsalted butter)

Cream softened butter with an electric mixer. Add honey, poppy seeds and salt (if using) to the butter and mix until well combined. Taste and add additional honey or salt if needed. Transfer or pipe to a serving dish. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate to firm up butter. Serve butter slightly softened.

Source: Inspired by Coastal Flats, recipe Chef Mommy original