Flavored Butters – Maple and Pumpkin Spice


I have done posts in the past for rolls as part of the Thanksgiving meal.  I have many yummy options that vary on time – so you can pick what you have time for.  I also have done a post about different ways to shape your rolls.

I did find a tip from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe (the first blog I followed) that I wanted to share with all of you in reguards to rolls.

Mel makes the Lion House roll recipe too (which is my fav)and she said that the rolls “can be made, shaped, placed on the baking sheet and covered with greased plastic wrap the night before. Refrigerate overnight and take the rolls out about 1 1/2 to 2 hours (depending on the warmth of your kitchen) before you want to bake them to let them come to room temperature and double before baking. I like to bake the rolls the morning of Thanksgiving and keep them covered with a towel to stay tender – it helps free up oven space later in the day.”

So glad that Mel shared her tip! I will be trying this method out on Thanksgiving day with the Lion House Rolls.  Now, this year I decided to talk flavored butters to mix it up a little with the usual rolls.

First I took the same method that I use to make honey butter but use maple syrup instead of honey.  This was my favorite of the two.  The other is a pumpkin spice butter that uses pumpkin and orange zest along with a little sugar and pumpkin spice.  This butter tastes like thanksgiving – you get a light pumpkin flavor with the slight spiciness of the pumpkin spice and balance out with the fresh orange flavor you get from the zest.

Other fun butter flavors:

 Maple Butter

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  1. In a bowl, beat the butter with a hand mixer. The wire whisk attachment works best. Whip the butter until it is light and fluffy.
  2. Then slowly add in the honey while continuing to use you mixer until well blended.

Pumpkin Spice Butter

  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 tsp. orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  1. In a bowl, beat the butter with a hand mixer. The wire whisk attachment works best. Whip the butter until it is light and fluffy.
  2. Then add the remaining ingredients and mix until well blended.
Maple Butter recipe is a Real Mom Kitchen original, Pumpkin Spice Butter adapted from Food Network Magazine Nov. 2011 issue.

 

 

 

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