Sweet and Savory Butters & Maple Nut Truffles

Sweet and Savory Butters

Cinnamon Honey Butter

(like used at Texas Road House)

Ingredients

1 stick butter, room temperature

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup honey

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

1. Whip the butter with a hand mixer for about 30 seconds.

2. Add powdered sugar, honey and cinnamon and beat until completely combined and very smooth. Whip for another minute or two until the butter is very light and fluffy.

3. Transfer to a container appropriate for gift-giving. Store in refrigerator until gifted. Advise recipient to do the same.

4. Use as a spread on bread, rolls, muffins, etc.

Yield: 3/4 cups

Garlic Lemon Butter

Ingredients

1 stick butter, room temperature

2 teaspoons grated lemon rind

1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley

1 clove minced garlic

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

1. Whip the butter with a hand mixer for about 30 seconds.

2. Add remaining ingredients and mix until completely combined.

3. Roll into a log shape and wrap in waxed or parchment paper. Twist ends closed.

4. Decorate by wrapping ribbon, etc. around twisted ends.

5. Store in refrigerator until gifted. Advise recipient to do the same.

6. To use, slice desired amount as needed.

7. Uses: baste meats (especially seafood), add to hot cooked vegetables, toss with hot rice or pasta.

Yield: 1/2 cup

 
Maple Nut Truffles

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

3/4 teaspoon maple flavoring

1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips. Set aside to cool.

2. In another bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar and maple flavoring until smooth.

3. Add melted chocolate; beat until well blended.

4. Chill for 15 minutes or until firm enough to handle.

5. Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in chopped walnuts.

6. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to package for a gift.

Yield: Approximately 30-40 truffles

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