Do you remember your grandmother making compound butter? What is compound butter you ask? It it is a mixture of butter and supplementary ingredients that are used to enhance the flavor of butter and used on various dishes. I remember many holiday meals with my grandmother, mom and aunts busy in the kitchen preparing piping hot mashed potatoes, flavored fruit salads and roasted turkeys, hams and green bean casserole. Occasionally if time prevailed there would be compound butter ready for the hot buns straight from the oven.
Well traditions wain and we find resurgence as memories of our childhood come back to us and we find that our children our now watching, me, my sister and mom in the kitchen. My grandmothers have now passed on, but I look forward to passing on this delicious new compound butter recipe. I know my grandmother would approve and believe she would be smiling down on me as I pass on the sweet legacy of a simple compound butter.
We've included other ways to use this delightful recipe and we hope you will enjoy it with your family and friends! It adds a savory flavor with a touch of sweetness to your recipes.
Try it over popcorn!
Simply melt butter and drizzle over popcorn.
Put it on pancakes!
Take a generous dollop and spread on pancakes, scones, and muffins!
Butter your turkey!
Rub Lavender Walnut Compound butter over your turkey. Cook as directed on turkey package for size turkey. This recipe should be enough for a 10-12 pound turkey, If your turkey is larger you will need to double your recipe.
Lavender Maple Butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp dried culinary lavender, ground
Place in a bowl butter, maple syrup and culinary lavender and stir together until well blended. Place butter mixture onto parchment paper and create a log form. Twist ends of parchment paper closed and place in fridge until butter has hardened.
I am Nicole Callen, lavender lover, farmer, and owner of Norwood Lavender Farm. My intention for this page is to bring you great lavender related content that you can use. Most of it contains culinary adventures that transpire in my kitchen, as I have a love for the complex floral flavor and depth that lavender brings to cooking. I like to say, "where nature meets gourmet".