Monday, February 23, 2009

Orange Butter

What could be better than regular butter?  Well, orange butter of course!  I've whipped up a recipe for you that will make your blueberry muffins a million times more special!

  • zest of two oranges
  • juice of 1 and 1/2 oranges
  • 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • dash of salt
Zest two oranges and add it to a mixing bowl.  
Juice one and a half oranges and add it to the bowl.  Be sure to catch all of the pulp and seeds in a strainer.
Using an electric mixer, mix zest and juice with powdered sugar, salt and butter until the butter is fluffy.  Start on a slow speed until the juice is incorporated then increase to medium or high speed and mix until fluffy.  Slather the yummy goodness on your favorite muffin and enjoy!
If you want to switch it up a bit, try substituting the orange juice and zest with a different fruit... lemon, lime, banana puree, applesauce.  There are tons of possibilities.

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