Making Flavored Butters

In Dad’s small notebook where he kept his bread recipes, there were recipes for making flavored butters. These might hit the spot for the holidays or anytime. I’m thinking these are in Mom’s script. The bread recipes written in block letters were probably noted down by Dad.

♥Sweet Orange Butter: Mix 1/2 cup of oleo with 3 tablespoons of orange marmalade.

My recommendations: You can use butter instead of the margarine. Let the butter soften by leaving it out at room temperature for 45 minutes.

♥Applesauce Butter: 1/2 cup of oleo, 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of honey, 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, 2 tablespoons of applesauce.

♥Garlic Butter: 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder.

♥Beer Butter: 1/2 cup oleo, 1/2 cup beer, 1/4 teaspoon salt.

butter in small crock

Serve the butter in a small crock.

♥Lemon Dill Butter: 1/2 cup butter, 2 tablespoons fresh dill chopped, 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Can be made with 1/2 teaspoon of dry dill. Probably don’t need the lemon juice in that case.

♥Garlic Sage Butter: 1/2 cup oleo, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage, 2 large garlic cloves minced, 1/4 teaspoon salt. Alternate version uses 1/4 teaspoon of dried minced garlic.

People liked buying the bread at the farmer’s market and having a special spread to use with it. If there was any leftover bread from the market, the folks sometimes stopped by my sister’s workplace. The other employees loved buying fresh bread and the flavored butters to eat on their afternoon break.

Here's Dad (Clyde Martin) slicing his homemade bread.

Here’s Dad (Clyde Martin) slicing his homemade bread.

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