Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Recipe: Party Butters

The simplest touches sometimes make the biggest impact at a party. In between all my other prep, I decided to fancy up some butter for the rolls on a whim. Second to the ham, these simple butters got the most acclaim.

Honey Butter
1 stick of salted butter, softened
1 tablespoon of good quality honey
Zest from 1 orange and 1 lime

Herb Butter
1 stick of salted butter, softened
1 clove of garlic, microplaned
4 leaves of fresh basil, minced
4 stems of broad leaf parsley, minced
dash of pepper

For both, just mix and set in a small dish overnight for the next day's party. Best when left to soften for an hour or so before serving with crispy, warm pain epi rolls from Acme (thank you Susan!).

Artful photo from Whole Foods.

1 comment:

Sourkraut said...

These sound delicious and pretty darn simple. Exactly my sort of recipe!