Friday, October 28, 2011
I have one tip for you before I share the method. Keep your maple butter in a container with a metal hinge or lid or something... that way, when you suddenly crave more of this along with yet another slice of bread, you will have to wait while it softens on the counter. It's hard to quickly microwave butter cold from the refrigerator if there is metal on the jar. I'm all about indulgences, but I try to space mine more than a few minutes apart. The one and only time I made this and kept it on the counter, the butter and an entire loaf of bread was gone in just a matter of hours. (That was with only 3 adults in the house.) Now my sweetened butters all live in the fridge!
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup real maple syrup
Place both ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat with a mixer until fluffy. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy!