Tuesday, 18 October 2011 07:29

Two Words: Maple Butter

Written by Stephania
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A few weeks ago I worked on a shoot for Food Network that was 50 different holiday desserts to give as gifts.  50 desserts! I was covered from head to toe in chocolate for four straight days and I loved it.  There is just something about baking something sweet for another person and there I was adding 50 new recipes to my repertoire (not to mention all of the tasting I got to do).  One recipe that for some reason I had never thought about giving someone was flavored butter.  Thankfully, Shoko thought of it for her guest blog today! I mean, who doesn't love butter? Its already in half of the desserts out there, so why not make it something extra special so that it becomes the true highlight of the dish?  

xo,

stephania

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Two ingredients, ten minutes tops – it doesn’t get much simpler than this.

I like maple butter best on white toast, but I imagine it would work just as wonderfully on muffins (pumpkin, perhaps?). Or do as the original recipe recommends, and try it on pancakes, banana bread, or biscuits.

 Maple Buttermaple_butter_shoko
by Shoko Wanger (
Made using this recipe by Ellie Hoeve of Gourmand Recipes, September 2011.)

What you need: 

  • 2 sticks of softened, unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup maple syrup

What to do:

Whip together butter and maple syrup in a medium bowl until smooth. (I used an electric mixer to maximize fluffiness - since your butter is already softened, this should only take a few seconds.) 

Transfer maple butter to a lidded container and store in the refrigerator. (Alternatively, as Gourmand Recipes suggests, you can roll the mixture into the shape of a log using a piece of Saran wrap before refrigerating, to create a “stick” of maple butter.)

I think packaging it in a pretty jar (wide enough for spreading) would make a lovely gift!

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