Sweetly Salty Honey Butter

It may be an indulgence but spreading honey butter on rolls, biscuits, fresh bread, toasted bread, even pancakes, is the secret to a sweet life. It is also easy to make, with just three ingredients. I only have unsalted butter in the house (for greater control of my salt intake when cooking) and this is one place you really need some salt to bring all the flavors together. I use a flake salt, as its big pieces make a crunchy contrast to the honey. Start with a teaspoon and then add by pinches thereafter, tasting before each addition.

Honey Butter

1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 1/2 tablespoons of honey
up to 3 teaspoons of a flake sea salt

Using the whip attachment on your stand mixer, whip the softened butter to loosen it a bit. Add in the honey and crush the salt between your fingers before adding it. Whip until light and fluffy. Taste for seasoning.

Cover with plastic wrap before storing in the refrigerator. Bring out to soften about an hour before use. Spread generously.

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