Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bee Happy, Eat Honey Butter!

What could be better than warm bread fresh out of the oven?
Warm fresh bread smothered in honey butter!!!

I worked in the kitchen of a retirement home in Western Michigan throughout High School and early college.  My boss, Sylvia, was a German woman.  Every weekend she would bake bread and make honey butter--most of which was devoured by a salivating staff before it ever made its way out the kitchen door! 
(Ahhh, to be a teenager again without a carbohydrate care in the world.  Sigh.)
Every now and then I still get a craving for it.  With bread machines, refrigerator biscuits & crescent rolls, and so many great pre-made frozen bread doughs at the grocery store--there really is no excuse not to fill your home with the delicious aroma of baking bread. Then, indulge a little further by slathering that bread with homemade honey butter.  You can even spread the honey butter on your morning English muffin or toast ;-)  Whatever you decide to do, it's just a great simple recipe to have.

Honey Butter
3/4 cup salted butter, softened at room temp
1/4 cup honey
combine the two in a mixing bowl and whip with a mixer until light and fluffy.  Spoon into a serving bowl. 

I always decorate my honey butter with little bees made of sugar from Fancy Flours.

The bees are always the first thing to disappear once the kids hit the table! grin.


  1. Awww - that is so cute! Definitely need to try it

  2. WOW! now that takes me back:) I pass that place almost everyday, they just got a little "makeover" ! Good memories:) Maggie