Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Berry Butter

Well aren't these the cutest things? They're softened butter, mixed with berry jam then plopped onto wax paper and shaped into hearts with the back of a spoon.
Wouldn't they be perfect to serve with toast for a special breakfast? Or to serve at tea time with scones?
3 T. butter, softened
1 1/2 T. jam (I used olallieberry)
When the butter is soft, smush it into the jam with the back of a spoon.
Make 5 little piles on wax paper, then use the spoon to shape into hearts. Refrigerate.
Don't you think you could make these ahead and freeze them to whip out for company?
And if THAT works, don't you think you could make up some honey butter and freeze in little heart shapes for eating with biscuits some evening? Or chive butter and freeze for serving with baked potatoes?
The possibilities are endless.
Anyone have any great flavored butter ideas to share?
NOTE: For more great ideas, check out Kitchen Tip Tuesdays at Tammy's Recipes.

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Blogger Lori said...

Oh those are cute! What a great idea! I'll have to share this with my mom...she's planning a brunch soon! Cute!

April 28, 2009 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

this is such a great idea - thanks for the inspiration!

April 28, 2009 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger Tracey said...

Very cute - love this idea! I might could use it for a tea party we'll be having soon. Thanks for sharing!

April 28, 2009 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger Kathryn said...

Cute! Love that idea.

April 28, 2009 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Hey there! Thanks for visiting my blog. I had to re-pay the favor. Now don't go expecting anything gourment on my blog.. :) I live in the South where it is all about country-style cooking. I love that you include a section for your "flops"... it makes it much easier to relate to a cook that admits it is not all perfect. There are a few of us that are doing a little random blogging about Cooking Ahead/ Freezer Meals to save time, if you want to join in we would all love it! Like I said it is very random, but it may be something we turn into a bit of a meme. Nice to "visit" with you!

April 28, 2009 at 10:48 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Thanks for stopping in, Lori, Sara, Tracey, and Kathryn.

Shannon, what a great idea to blog about cooking ahead and freezer meals. I'll have to put on my thinking cap to see what I can come up with. Isn't it fun to pull something out of the freezer for dinner? Somehow those dinners taste soooo much better! Last night I pulled out a jar of roasted tomato soup I'd made and frozen last fall. Yum!!

April 29, 2009 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger Berji's domain said...

what kind of jam did you use? I've never heard of those types of berries before.

April 29, 2009 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Berji's domain, the recipe called for strawberry jam, but I used olallieberry. It's like a large blackberry. They have farms near us where you can go pick olallieberries in late May/early June. So every year we go load up and make jars and jars of jam. It is the best! You could substitute any blackberry jam, though, and it'd be pretty similar.

April 29, 2009 at 4:55 PM  
Blogger momstheword said...

They are cute! My hubby would probably love it.

No, I haven't read the book. I checked it out once and read a few pages, but never got behind that. Just got to busy. Now you've piqued my intererst again!

BTW, my mom absolutely LOVED your book. She read it cover to cover in a heartbeat!

April 30, 2009 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Moms the word, thanks for stopping by. I'm glad your mom loved Queen of the Castle :)

About Peter Walsh's It's All Too Much: maybe your library has it on tape. It was a great book and well worth reading/listening to.

April 30, 2009 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger Sherri Murphy said...

Yum! I'm trying this.

May 1, 2009 at 6:01 AM  
Blogger FishMama said...

Very cute! Great for Mother's Day, too.

May 3, 2009 at 2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE this idea! What a terrific idea to add color and interest to a brunch buffet!

May 5, 2009 at 6:15 AM  

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