Feasts were planned.
Folk were coming.
And I had some plans of my own.
Friends were kind enough to bring their signature home made rolls for the Thursday feast; and I had made gluten-free green chile corn bread for earlier feasts and snacking.
I thought the feasts, and the friends and family, deserved more than just… butter.
Clearly, Honey Butter was called for!
•1/2 lb unsalted butter
•2 tbsp honey*
•1/4 tsp cinnamon
•1/2 tsp vanilla
•1/8 tsp salt
•1/8 tsp black pepper
*Go ahead and use Hot Honey if you like; or split the difference and use one tablespoon each of regular and hot honey.
Soften the butter in a mixing bowl, then add the honey, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, and pepper.
Beat together with a hand mixer until nicely blended and a little bit fluffy.
Transfer to a stoarge jar, cover, and stahs in the fridge until needed.
Note: it helps to take the honey butter out of the fridge about an hour before you plan on using it.