Reader Julie sent me an email last night about how she’s created her own spreadable butter.
I put an end to buttery spreads in our home recently because they don’t get cheap enough and I can’t pronounce half the ingredients included. Then after 2 weeks I was really wishing there was some middle ground on it all because I kept mangling my son’s morning toasttrying to spread stick butter on it. So, I did a little experiment andso far it looks and tastes just fine!
Here is her recipe:
:: 2 sticks of unsalted butter
:: 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
:: 1/4 cup of water
She then softened the butter in the microwave and put all the ingredients in the food processor. You could also use a blender or mixer. Then she whipped the mixture together for a few minutes, poured it into a container, and placed it in the fridge.
Julie writes that it solidified but was very spreadable.
What a smart idea, Julie! Thank you for sharing. What convenience food items have you made from scratch?