Do you run a bed and breakfast, restaurant, or any other business where you serve food to your guests? If so, you need to look at making infused butters. They immediately impress people and when used atop fresh baked bread, you’ll have a customer who returns again and again.
To make infused butters, you should soften the butter to room temperature before incorporating your ingredients. From there, you can mix in what you like, then serve soft or roll into a cylinder and chill so you can simply slice off rounds as needed.
1. Honey Cinnamon
Ideal for spreading on a breakfast scone or a bit of toast, this sweet butter is just right for a quick snack or a lovely breakfast. It’s also very simple to make, just by adding 4 tablespoons of honey and a tablespoon of cinnamon to half a cup of butter.
2. Garlic Herb
Everyone knows how wonderful garlic bread is, but having freshly made garlic herb butter ready to spread on toasted bread will make all the difference. This works particularly well for serving people in a restaurant while they wait for the main meal.
For this butter, you’ll need half a tablespoon of garlic, minced very fine, along with a teaspoon of minced parsley or any other herb you like. Add in a teaspoon of garlic salt and a little grated Parmesan cheese to really make it amazing.
3. Lemon Dill
Need the perfect accompaniment for a seafood dish? Dill and lemon go so well together and they top a lovely lobster or fish, as well as chicken. Try mixing half a cup of soft butter with a tablespoon of lemon juice, a little lemon zest, and a teaspoon of dried dill.
4. Red Wine
This butter takes a little more time to make, but it’s well worth it. First, you’ll need to reduce ¼ cup of red wine with a minced shallot until you have just a couple of tablespoons of thickened liquid. Mix this (cooled) into the butter with a sprig of minced rosemary and you have the perfect pat of butter to add to your steak.
Mustard butter can be used on any number of dishes, but it’s particularly yummy on pretzels, savoury scones or herbed breads. Beat two tablespoons of grainy Dijon mustard into a cup of butter to create a savoury topping that you’ll use so often you will need to make more.
These infused butters are all simple enough to make and they can be quite lovely in many dishes. However, it’s important to start with a high-quality butter like the ones you’ll find from Freshways. Contact us today to learn more.