Sunday, August 30, 2015

Spreadable Butter! Stop Buying it and start Making it!!

If you are like me, you love butter. Butter on everything. Although Paula Deen should have kept her mouth shut on several occasions, she was right in the fact that she pushed butter like it was cocaine. Then there was Mama June and her fun family:

via Google images

I love me some good butter. I have made butter in the past, but it is honestly more trouble than it's worth sometimes if you can't get your hands on some GOOD cream. Good cream is what makes it worth it!! Lately though, I have loved spreadable butter. For some people, spreadable "butter" comes in the form of  "Shedd's Country Crock" spread, "I can't Believe It's not Butter" and other non-dairy, oil-based spreads. The thing with these (while they are very inexpensive), is that they really aren't healthy for you at all. Lots of unhealthy fats aren't good for you, so butter SHOULD be consumed in moderation, but artificial anything isn't good at all. There is plenty of research to prove this, so I won't get into the debate here!

SO. As a money saving, Minnesotan Northern Belle, how do I save money on my beloved butter spread? It's easy!! Make my own! I really enjoy the olive oil/butter combination, and I have found that it tastes the best so that is the one I chose to make. I am reusing the original tub that I purchased from the store. 

You will need: 

- a container to put the butter in
-2 Stick of any Butter NOT MARGARINE (1 cup) 
-Olive Oil (I prefer Extra Light)
-Salt to taste (if using unsalted butter)
-Large bowl
- A Whisk.


Soften Butter until it is very mixable. Take 2/3 cups of Olive Oil and combine with the butter in the bowl. Add salt to taste if you would like.

Cream butter until it has reached a "pudding" consistency!

Pour into containers and place in fridge to harden.




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