11/19/09

For the love of buttah!



I make a continental breakfast for the Ruskin Chamber of Commerce's monthly board meeting, each time preparing something different to keep things fresh.

On my agenda this month, I baked banana nut muffins and cranberry muffins. To keep them both company, I made cranberry-orange butter, which appealed to me because its easy-peasy, and I love its unusual pink color and tart sweetness. Hey. It's gotta be good. It's buttah!

The recipe comes from my friend Shari of The Saucy Gourmet, who made it to go along with cranberry scones.

Just think of all the other possibilities...

CRANBERRY-ORANGE BUTTER

1 1/2 cups butter, softened
1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped
2 tablespoons confectioner's sugar
1/2 teaspoon orange peel, grated

In a small food processor or small bowl, cream the butter. Pulse or stir in the cranberries, sugar and orange peel. Blend well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

2 comments:

Chef Shari said...

thanks for the "shout out" Lynn. I hope everyone enjoy the butter at the chamber event as much as they did at my last class at Rolling Pin!
It is great to share recipes, and even better to share friendships!!!!

All About Food said...

I'm a butter girl, through and through. This cranberry-orange butter sounds terrific. And, what a nice gift it will make packed into a jar and tucked into a basket of moist Bran Muffins. Thanks for sharing, Lynn.