Monday, September 1, 2014

Strawberry Butter

It's the simple things that make life better! As we prepare to welcome a new little lady into this world, her beautiful mama has requested Strawberry Butter for the Baby Brunch - and this Grimmy can't possibly say no!

I learned this recipe from many wonderful meals at Patti's Restaurant in Grand Rivers, is well worth taking home with you or learning to make it yourself!  Enjoy this on fresh baked breads or croissants - it even makes plain old toast taste fancy pants in the morning!

You'll need:

3/4 lb of real butter - I prefer salted (no margarine allowed)
16 oz strawberries (frozen sliced are fine but drain thoroughly)
1 cup powdered sugar

Let your butter come to room temperature - this takes a few hours to really let it soften so set it out well in advance and be patient.  I let mine set 3 hours or so.  Add the butter to your mixer bowl and whip it until it starts to get creamy.  Slowly add the well drained strawberries and blend for a minute or two on low speed (this must be done on low or you'll have a heck of a mess to clean up!)  Slowly add the powdered sugar 1/4 cup at a time until it is all well blended.  Transfer to your Tupperware or butter bowl and chill for at least 3 hours prior to serving.

Hint to cooks that don't measure (like me) if your berries are really juicy and your butter looks runny, add a 1/4 cup of powdered sugar at a time while mixing until your butter gets to a creamy firm consistency. 

Slather this on something warm and I promise your eyes will roll back in your head!  Spoil the people you love with good food - life it too short not to enjoy things to the fullest!