Honey Butter Recipes


Here is a classic Honey Butter Recipe to eat with tea breads, fruit loaves, scones and even short toast:

The Classic Recipe

115g /4oz unsalted butter
115g /4oz set honey

Soften the butter and honey in a warm bowl, using a wooden spoon. Serve with scones, toast or rich fruit cake.

Here are a few more honey butter recipes, but with a twist!......



Honey Butter Recipes With 'A Twist'

You could try these recipes with cakes, scones, fruit breads or even hot toast!


Honey And Orange

115g /4oz unsalted butter
115g /4oz set honey
Finely grated rind of half an orange

Soften the butter in a warmed bowl, then beat in the orange rind and honey with a wooden spoon until the mixture is smooth and spreadable. Spoon into a pot ready to serve with a rich tea bread or shortbread.

Honey And Orange Butter With Cinammon And Walnuts

115g /4oz unsalted butter
115g /4oz set honey
Finely grated rind of half an orange
½ Tablespoon chopped walnutsHalf teaspoon cinammon

Soften the butter and honey in a warm bowl, using a wooden spoon. Add the cinnamon, walnuts and orange rind.


Honey Butter With Brandy

90g / 3½ oz unsalted butter
½ oz set honey
125g/4oz powdered/icing sugar
2 Tablespoons boiling water
3 Tablespoons brandy
Soften the butter and honey in a warm bowl, using a wooden spoon. Add the icing sugar, water and brandy. Cream the ingredients together until it has a soft butter consistency.


Honey Butter Recipe With Vanilla And Almonds

90g / 3½ oz unsalted butter
25g / 1 oz clear honey
125g/4oz powdered/icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
25g / 1oz ground almonds

Soften the butter and honey in a warm bowl, using a wooden spoon. Add the icing sugar and vanilla essence followed by the ground almonds.


Honey and Rum Butter



50g /2oz unsalted butter
115g /4oz set honey1/2 teaspoon rum

Soften the butter and honey in a warm bowl, using a wooden spoon. Add the rum.

Remember:

If you are going to use honey, please try to purchase organic honey, which supports more ecologically friendly methods of land management, which are better for honey bees and other pollinators - see my honey buying tips. Also, remember a honey bee only makes one twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime - so savour it!


Alternatives To Honey

Don't have enough honey in the cupboard?  Try one of these:



Maple Butter

50g /2oz Maple Syrup
115g /4oz unsalted butter


Butter Cream With Vanilla

75g / 3 oz butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
150g /5oz icing sugar
2 tablespoons milk


Brandy Butter


125g/4oz unsalted butter, softened
125g/4oz icing sugar
2 tbsp boiling water
3 tbsp brandy










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