Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Orange Chai Butter

As you may have figured out by now, I have really been enjoying playing with spices. Recently I ordered some coriander seed powder, and I have absolutely fallen in love with it, as well as Chai blends featuring coriander, along with other spicy lovelies. If you use the ‘Search This Blog" feature to hunt for ‘coriander seed powder', you will find several recipes, and here is another to add to the list (you had to see this coming a mile away, LOL). This spiced butter would be great for breakfast, Tea, or even on a dinner roll. I would suggest filling a ramekin (immediate use) or canning jar (allows you to store and use) with this butter while it is soft. For a dinner party you could fill individual condiment cups for each place setting, or if you want to really dress this up, you could use a butter mold.

1 stick of organic butter
zest of one orange
1/8 tsp cardamom
¼ tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp white pepper
½ tsp coriander seed powder
1/8 tsp ginger
pinch freshly grated nutmeg
1/8 tsp cloves
2 Tbsp cane sugar (or to taste)

Allow the butter to soften (but do not fully melt it).
Add the orange zest, spices and sugar and beat it until well blended. (I did this by hand, since I still have not replaced my food processor).
Pack the butter into the container that you intend to use, and refrigerate.
Take out of the refrigerator to soften as you would any butter before a meal. 
Enjoy this on rolls, bread, pancakes, etc.


Anonymous said...

Wow, this reallt sounds great!!!! Wish there was a pic :)

Heidi a/k/a Thistle said...

Good point! I am working on getting photos on all posts, and I will add this to the list. Thanks for the comment. :)