Sunday, February 9, 2014

Bread Spreads

Bread spreads are so easy to make and so tasty.  The one you're looking at is Strawberry Pecan.  It's made by blending 1/2 cup of softened butter or margarine, 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans and 1/4 cup of strawberry preserves.  This is so good on a hot biscuit or just spread over a piece of toast.  This can be made with any flavor of jam, jelly or preserve.  It can even be made with sugar free preserves to help control the sugar intake.  But the spreads don't stop there.

You can make Citrus Butter by combining 1/2 cup butter/margarine with 1 Tbsp. powdered sugar and 1 tsp. finely shredded orange or lemon peel.

Breakfast Butter is made by combining 1/2 cup butter/margarine with 2 Tbsp. of honey or maple-flavored syrup.

Onion-Parmesan Butter has 1/2 cup butter/margarine, 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese and 2 tsp. sliced green onion.  This is good toasted.

Herb Butter is 1/2 cup butter/margarine and 1/2 tsp. each of dried thyme and marjoram, crushed OR 1 tsp. dried basil, crushed.

And then there is Pimiento Butter.  This one is made in a blender or food processor by combining 1 4 oz. jar sliced pimientos, drained, 1 Tbsp. anchovy paste and 1 clove garlic, minced.  Cover and blend or process until the pimientos are pureed and the mixture is smooth.  Mix this in with 1/2 cup butter/margarine for a great spread for rolls.

These spreads are simply a start of what you can create by Thinking With Your Taste Buds.  The Onion-Parmesan is good spread on crescent rolls before rolling them up and baking .  Enjoy!
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