Today I want to share a kitchen basic on how to make your own spreadable butter. This may seem like one of those things that is just easy to purchase at the store, but pound for pound spreadable butter is going to cost you over $6 a pound compared to making it yourself and only paying about $3 a pound. This makes it worth your time. You already have what you need at home to make this and in just minutes you can have soft spreadable butter for your toast or grilled cheese!
The idea is a brilliant one, but simple. We want to eat real butter not margarine. But we like the soft spread-ability of margarine. We do not, however like the chemical laden qualities of the latter. So there are a couple of options. First, you can soften your butter in the microwave, which usually ends up one of two ways, not soft enough or melted. The other option is to keep your butter on the counter, which is fine and in Europe butter is not actually refrigerated at the store, neither are their eggs. Butter has a fairly long shelf life and if kept properly can remain out on the counter in a butter dish or butter bell for up to two weeks. I have a butter bell and I love it, but during the summer it gets so hot in my kitchen that I cannot keep butter in it. Therefore we make spreadable butter.
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All you need is two sticks of butter. These need to be soft and at room temperature. Then you will need 1/4 cup of olive oil and 1/4 cup of coconut oil. These are whipped together until smooth and emulsified. Then you just pop it into a storage container with a tight fitting lid and refrigerate. Boom, spreadable butter. You already had those things in your kitchen. No need to spend extra money.
This spreadable butter is lovely to spread on warm toast, bagels or English muffins. It is great when making a grilled cheese sandwich or spreading on soft bread for any reason. I know you are going to enjoy having this in your fridge.
I hope you give this spreadable butter a try and I hope you love it!
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2 sticks (1 cup) butter softened
¼ cup coconut oil
¼ cup olive oil or neutral vegetable oil
Step by Step Instructions
Whip butter in a large bowl, until light in color and somewhat fluffy.
Add coconut oil and olive oil and whip until fully emulsified.
This mixture is going to look somewhat loose and that is fine.
Place in an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the mixture to firm up.
Use as you would butter for toast or sandwiches. This should not be used in recipes as it will have an adverse effect on the final outcome of most baked goods.
If you prefer to leave out the coconut oil, you can. It may cause the spread to get too hard to easily butter your toast, but a few minutes out on the counter should remedy this.
Using all olive or vegetable oil will render this mixture perfect for spreading at any time right out of the refrigerator.