One of my favorite things to take to a summer pot-luck is a big basket of rolls or cornbread and a bowl of sweet, fluffy honey butter.And not to get all braggy braggy, but I don’t think I’ve ever taken it without at least half of the people there asking what my “secret” is!You’d think honey butter would be pretty self-explanatory: honey + butter, right?Well as you can see from the picture below, mine has just one secret ingredient and it makes all the difference in the world.I’m pretty sure I saw my sister make it this way once and I’ve been doing it ever since.Some of you out there may already make it this way too, but for those who don’t, or have never made it, here ya go.
There are 3 simple things to remember:
- Use REAL butter.No exceptions.
- Add the powdered sugar- that’s what makes it so good.
- Beat with an electric hand mixer so it gets super fluffy.
Can you get any simpler than this?
2 sticks real butter, (close to room temp- works best when slightly chilled still.)
2/3 C honey
¾ C powdered sugar
(If your butter is too soft, you’ll end up with a gooey mess, so I just leave it out on the counter for about 20 minutes or so before beating and it turns out nice and fluffy)
Just place it all in a bowl and beat with an electric hand-mixer for 2-3 minutes on medium-high speed. Serve at room temp with warm rolls, scones, breadsticks, corn bread, waffles, toast, ….need I go on?
I dare you not to put your finger in there ;)