Simple Gifts: Rosemary Butter & Honey Butter

“I shouldn’t think even millionaires could eat anything nicer than new bread and real butter and honey for tea.” 
― Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

One of the things I’ve been trying to teach my kids is that gifts don’t need to be store-bought.  It’s the spirit of the gift that counts. We’ve also been tightening our budget, so I’ve been trying to teach my kids creativity and resourcefulness.

Most times, gifts don’t have to be extravagant.  My parents celebrated their anniversary and my dad’s birthday this past weekend, and so I had one of the boys bake up a loaf of homemade bread, and we whipped up some flavored butter varieties to go along with it.  I would have liked to make some labels to go along with it, but I didn’t have label sheets at home to print, so handwritten just had to do for now.

Rosemary Butter:

1 C butter

2 to 3 T fresh rosemary cut as small as you can.

1/2 tsp sea salt

Mix using hand mixer, reshape into butter “loaf,” and refrigerate.  I wrapped mine in freezer paper, so as to avoid the stickiness factor.

 

Honey Butter:

1 C butter

1/3 C honey

2 T powdered sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

Mix using hand mixer, reshape into butter “loaf,” and refrigerate.  Will be sticky due to the honey, so loaf may not come out perfectly smooth.  I wrapped mine in freezer paper, but my parents may not have gotten the entire amount of butter…. (woops!)  Hungry munchkins and a husband couldn’t resist this butter on baking powder biscuits!

 

Flavored butter is an extremely inexpensive gift that can be customized in so many ways!

 

 

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