From trees not bees
Everyone’s heard of honey butter. Surprise your family or guests with a sweet sread that has a little different swing to it. Made from trees rather than bees, it adds a sweet touch to anything you would like to spread butter on such as scones, especially Maple Oatmeal Scones, rolls, Corn Muffins, biscuits, pancakes, waffles and toast.
2011 AniversaRecipe – Almond Cherry Pie
Recipe: Maple Butter
Prep Time: 5 Min | Inactive Time: 30 Min | Cook Time: 3 Minutes | Yield: 1 1/2 Cups | Level: Easy
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp maple extract
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 stick butter, softened
Special Equipment – hand beaters
1 Place the sugar, water, maple extract and vanilla in a medium saucepan and stir to combine. Bring to a boil to dissolve the sugar, stirring once or twice and then turn off the heat. Set aside to cool completely, about 30 minutes.
2 Place butter in a medium bowl and whip with beaters until fluffy, about 1 minute. Add 1 cup of cooled maple syrup and continue to beat until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.
Make sure the maple sugar is completely cooled before adding to the butter.
Maple comes from the sap of sugar, red and black maple trees.
The extra maple syrup can be used on pancakes, waffles or french toast.
- For honey butter, use 1 stick of butter and 3/4 cup of honey.
Inspiration – Saucy Cuisine Kitchen
Cook with Sauces
Written by Helen Horton
Photographs by Helen Horton
Updated: December 17, 2012