Honey butter is easy to make at home and is great on toast, English muffins and scones. When used on pancakes, its sweet enough that you can often go without syrup.
This week has been a week of food blunders. I set myself the lofty goal of 2 new recipes a week and everything this week has been a bust. So, y’all will get this one new recipe on Sunday at week-end.
You may notice my photos are looking a bit different as of late – and there are a few really good reasons.
For Christmas, I got a new lens for my camera. Since July, I’ve been using the kit lens (the lens that comes with a DSLR camera). While it took some really great pictures, I wanted to step it up a notch. So I did some research and found out that the next best lens for aspiring food photographers was a 50mm lens. There are better models (the 1.4 for example) but I chose to start with a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens. (affiliate link) Wow! What a difference.
After I started using the 50mm lens, I decided to learn how to shoot in manual mode. That was a little difficult at first so I decided to start reading a book to help me. I’ve been reading the Tasty Food Photography e-book from Pinch of Yum – Click here to visit Pinch of Yum (affiliate link). I feel like I’m learning so much. All of the photos that I took for this post I took using some of the things I learned from this book. I’ve got a lot more to learn, but it feels so good to be learning again. Next on my photography bucket list is the Food Photography E-course (affiliate link) from Minimalist Baker. I love the helpful emails I get from both blogs – I recommend signing up for both of their email lists if you are a food blogger.
My next step is to purchase a tripod and take a photography class, in person. I took some of these photos standing on top of my counter. This was problematic for the simple reason that I couldn’t get down. Luckily just as I finished taking the pictures, Mr. B came home from walking Nero so he was able to help me. AND, as he was helping me get down I noticed a hawk/squirrel showdown in our back yard (the squirrel ran away unscathed.) I got stuck on the counter because I was meant to watch the action.
- 1 and a half sticks butter, softened
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon
- Wait until the butter is very soft - then combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix well using a spoon or spatula. If butter doesn't blend well with the ingredients, set aside for 20 minutes and mix again. Repeat until all ingredients are well combined.
- Line a small dish with wax paper and press the butter mixture into the dish. Refrigerate for 2.5 hours before serving.
Alternately, you can put the butter mixture on top of plastic wrap and roll into a cylinder before refrigerating.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 1474kcal Calories from fat 1237|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 137g||211%|
|Saturated Fat 87g||435%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|
I hope you enjoyed my honey butter recipe! And if you have any food photography resources you’d like to share, please share! You can email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or add a comment.