Monday, December 19, 2016

Honey Butter And Real Life...

Honey Butter by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

With Christmas only days away,
it's time to make Honey Butter...
perfect for gifting. 

Honey Butter
1 cup Honey
1 cup Heavy Cream
1 cup granulated Sugar
3/4 pound Butter, (3 sticks)
  • In pan combine honey, cream and sugar.  On medium high heat, bring to a boil, stirring constantly.  Boil for 1 minute.
  • Cut butter into Tablespoon pieces and place in blender.  Pour hot mixture over butter and blend until well mixed.
  • Pour into containers and refrigerate. 
Yield: approx. six 1/2 pints.
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For Cinnamon Honey Butter:
Add 1 tsp. ground cinnamon (or more, depending on taste)

For Orange Honey Butter:
Add 1/2 tsp. orange extract

For Vanilla Honey Butter:
Add 1/2 tsp. pure extract or can add seeds 
scraped from half a pod, into hot mixture





Honey Butter by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

To wrap, as shown, twist band off jar.
(Pint or half pint Ball jars were used
with lids and bands.)
Center a large piece of tissue paper over the jar.
Gently twist lid back onto jar.
Gather tissue paper on top of lid.
Tie tightly with string.
Hold tissue paper above jar, while using a 
sharp scissors to cut the tissue paper
straight across, about 2 inches above string.
Attach a tag.
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Real life...
Several years ago, I gathered all my supplies
to start making a dozen or so jars of Honey Butter.
As I poured my first batch into their clean jars...
I noticed flecks of something dark in the mixture...
???
It didn't take long for me to realize what had happened.
I have four children and they all love fruit smoothies.
That morning, my #2 daughter made 
blueberry smoothies, cleaned up and headed
out the door.
There were still some small flecks of blueberries 
around the blades and when I poured the hot
honey mixture into the blender, it 'blended' the blueberry
skins into my honey butter.
These ingredients are expensive and I was not
going to throw away the batch.
Just that quick, it came to me...
we now had "Vanilla speck Honey Butter".
No one ever knew.  
(And it was still amazingly good !)

Have a wonderful start to your week...
Rose


18 comments:

  1. I love your real life story, That looks so yummy. What a nice idea. I like your wrapping too.
    I hope you have a lovely Christmas.

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  2. Oh, that Honey Butter Surprise! Thank you for sharing your recipe and story! Just want you to know that your penny table rug was my inspiration for my latest project...

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  3. This honey butter sounds amazing, Rose! And the wrapping is adorable! Thanks for the recipe....and have a very Merry Christmas!

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  4. this sounds delicious! thank you for sharing your receipt:-)

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  5. ps...i meant to add your stamp is adorable! did you make it or special order that?

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  6. Sounds delicious! And the presentation is spectacular!

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  7. I'll bet that even with the blue flecks it was delicious and I'm salavating like Pavlog's dog.

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  8. Necessity is the mother of invention :)

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  9. thank you for the recipe, Happy Holidays!

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  10. Merry Christmas Rose: I have never had honey butter before but will try some soon.
    Thank-you for sharing with us.

    Merry Christmas
    Catherine

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  11. Question: would it come out ok to put the chunks of butter into the hot mixture to melt butter, instead of using a blender??

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    1. Hi Lynne...
      A Blender is needed to emulsify the mixture.
      Otherwise, the honey, butter and cream would separate in due time.
      Rose

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  12. Oh my, I will have to try! Usually I take room temp butter and add honey to it. Swirl it around until it's mixed good and I put it on biscuits to eat (Mom does the same with sorghum). This sounds interesting and I'll have to try making it. Love the tissue paper trick. BTW, I discovered Tupelo honey a few years back and love the taste and love that it doesn't crystallize over time (unless you buy the dark/black Tupelo honey). I've had mine for 3 years and not drop of crystallization! I know you can heat honey if it does but it's never quite the same. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I didn't know Tupelo honey does not crystallize !
      Good to know ;)
      Rose

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  13. Since you are using heavy cream, what is the shelf life? Is it just the time until the cream would go bad and does this need to be refridgerated?

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    1. Honey Butter does need to be refrigerated.
      I have kept mine in the fridge for a few weeks - it's so good, it never lasts at our house for longer than a few weeks !
      Rose

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  14. I'll be making some this year. Thank you. Have a wonderful holiday season

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