Honey Butter

Total Time:
17 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
2 min

Yield:
2 logs
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 pound butter
  • 1/4 cups honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Hardware:
  • Dough scraper
  • Standing mixer
  • Parchment paper or plastic wrap
Directions

Cut the butter into chunks using the dough scraper.

Place butter into the mixer?s work bowl and beat at low speed, using the whisk attachment to loosen the butter. Increase the speed to medium and add the honey, cinnamon, and vanilla extract and beat until well combined, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove butter from bowl and spoon onto parchment paper or plastic wrap. Roll into a log and refrigerate for 2 hours.


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    I thought this recipe might go well with corn bread, but actually didn't care for it much. First, the recipe doesn't specify whether to use salted or unsalted butter, which I imagine would make a quite a difference in the final product. Secondly, if you start whipping chunks of butter with your stand mixer's whip attachment (as the recipe instructs) you will end up with a giant ball of butter trapped inside the whisk. It's a huge mess. Third, I didn't really like the addition of cinnamon and vanilla; it didn't significantly improve the flavor, imparted a brownish hue to the butter, and it made it seem more like frosting. Finally, I was hoping for a stronger honey flavor. I doubled the amount of honey, but the sweetness was still not what I was hoping for. If you're like me and enjoy drenching your cornbread in honey, you may also find this to be the case. Next time I will simply beat honey into butter to taste with my hand mixer.
    just what I was looking for to perk up some wheat rolls! I cut down the proportions as I didn't need a whole pound of it for just 3 of us.
    This is the recipe I have been searching YEARS for. I did bump up the honey (1/3 c., vanilla (3/4 t.and cinnamon (3/4 t., but it was PERFECT!!
    This is worth making! I did like others and used 1 lb butter, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2 cup honey, and the cinnamon and it was awesome! Thanks Alton!! I would have never thought to put the cinnamon in!!
    Oh my word! This is to die for! We had eaten at Texas Roadhouse (steak house, and this tastes JUST LIKE theirs! Fabulous!!!
     

     
    I did add 1/2 cup honey instead of 1/4 cup.....just my preference for sweetness on my bread. (I also saw Paula D has that much honey in her recipe. Yummo. Good job!
    This an Excellent Recipe.... If you want a little sweeter you can add Confectioners suger to sweeten it up with out getting the gritty texture regular sugar would give you... I love this on corn bread!!
    I love Alton Brown's Honey Butter recipe! It's perfect! I lost my copy of the recipe and I'm so glad I could come here to get it. I am making more today!
    YUMMMMMMMM. Very easy to prepare. I used a little more honey than the recipe called for, and it was great on corn muffins. Also, note that it makes *a lot* of honey butter because you are whipping so much air into it.
    I agree with Sarah it tastes similar to the honey butter at the restaurant she mentioned. Very tasty Alton. I'd even eat my shoe if it were coated with this honey butter.
    I discovered that I could make butter in my food processor and went overboard buying cream. I wanted to try something different and since Alton is my go-to guy for most every recipe, I decided to try this. I made two batches with the original recipe and then I made another batch, doubling the vanilla and adding 1/2 cup toasted chopped almonds. The original recipe was gorgeous but when I made the adjustments, it took it to a whole new level. I'm serving it on Alton's french toast recipe - the best combination ever! I'm going to make enough to give to friends as gifts because this is too good to keep to myself!
    I am attending a cooking class, and my cooking partner and I made it this week. We both loved it.
    This shouldn't be accesible n one's home! Oh man. I served this with sweet potato buiscuts (Paula Dean) and I'm not afraid to admit I ate THREE! I used 1 stick of butter, 1 T + 1 t honey, and cinnamon to my liking (quite a bit more than what this recipe calls for) and used a fork to whip it up!
    This is so tasty, it just might be illegal in some states. It is sweet and creamy without being cloying or greasy tasting. I love it on home made whole wheat bread, waffles, buscuits, corn bread... heck, I'd probably lick it off of my cat if I had to.
    I served this with corn muffins and it worked very well. I cut the recipe down and used only one stick of butter so I was able to mix it all by hand. Next time I will make the full recipe and freeze some.
    Very good and delicious!!!
    This tastes absolutely great. You'll know it's done mixing once the white butter become a nice light tan color. Refrigerate and then enjoy!
    Just one word for where to use this recipe: pancakes! It's AMAZING on pancakes! Take a boring breakfast standard to new levels with this one little twist.
    I made this recipe to put in holiday gift baskets that had different sweet breads (banana, cranberry, pumpkin, etc). I wanted to put in honey butter and looked for different recipes and this one was perfect. Not too sweet, a touch of cinnamon and vanilla. Perfect!
    This butter turned out great! Everyone enjoyed it with homemade rolls similar to those at Texas Road House. I would only change one thing about this recipe and that is softening the butter. Instead of putting the butter on wax paper I piped it with a decorative tip into a mini-muffin silicon pan to make single serving "pats" of butter. I then put it in the frezer until firm. Everyone was impressed!
    best with hot rolls, french toast and lots more. love it.
    I served this with scones for a birthday dinner. It was a huge hit. The cinnamon is such a great twist to an old favorite!
    If you want to be a hit at the bar-b-ques you will be attending this summer. Take this honey butter with homemade or store bought rolls to the picnic. The honey butter and rolls were gobbled up by the kids and parents over the Apple pies. One of the easiest recipes to do, and great tasting.
    Made this and the compund butter for Thanksgiving. Our guests loved the special touch and the kids loved the flavors. Will definitely use again.
    Excellent butter for topping sweet potatos or corn.
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