Herbed Better Butter
While I was training to be a Health Coach at IIN, I came across this recipe for better butter from student resources. I add herbs as it enhances the taste and salt acts as a preservative. Since then we rarely buy butter spread from a store.
Bread surfaces on our breakfast table quite often so having butter spread is also inevitable. I love making bread and experimenting quite a bit with different flours and grains. I use a bread machine sometimes and other times an oven.
This spread is healthy as there is extra virgin olive oil along with butter. There are no foreign ingredients, just 2 main ingredients, should we count salt and herbs? The store- bought spreads are filled with preservatives and are processed. Once you make this you’ll never go back to buying butter spread from a store. It is very easy to spread unlike the store bought which can get hard from refrigerating.
Now let’s toast some bread and get spreading….
30 minutes for butter to soften
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup butter, kept at room temperature for 30 minutes
- ½ -1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp basil or oregano, chopped or herb of choice
Place the butter in a food processor. As you process it slowly pour in the olive oil through the spout.
Continue doing so for 5-8 minutes. Add salt and herbs. Mix again until everything is incorporated.
Pour into glass containers and store in the refrigerator. The spread will be in liquid state but once chilled it will be of spreadable consistency.
The spread can be frozen for 2-3 months.
You can make the spread plain without the herbs.
Make sure the herbs are completely dry and there is no moisture in it whatsoever.
You can make this without the addition of herbs.
The famous proverb "you are what you eat” as quoted by the French author Anthelme Brillat-Savarin is very true. Food nourishes you from the inside out. Good health is of utmost importance to me. Vegetarianism and Veganism are gaining immense popularity these days. Natural, organic, healthy and homemade is my mantra.
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