Molasses Butter

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  • Molasses Butter is new on my flavored butter list. If you follow my blog regularly, you’ll know I’m obsessed with butter. And not all butters are created equally.

    Molasses Butter is the blend of butter, molasses and one secret ingredient that will never guess until see the recipe! Served best on fresh zucchini bread and biscuits! #flavoredbutter #molassesbutter www.savoryexperiments.com

    Molasses Butter is the blend of butter, molasses and one secret ingredient that will never guess until see the recipe! Served best on fresh zucchini bread and biscuits!

    Nope, not one bit. Butter, like everything else is on a spectrum from crappy to “I want to take a bath in this butter.” Too far???? Wink. Wink. I always purchase the good stuff or even make homemade butter in a blender.

    It only takes 5 minutes, you should totally try it! If not, don’t take shortcuts with cheapo butter. Buy the good stuff.

    Molasses Butter is the blend of butter, molasses and one secret ingredient that will never guess until see the recipe! Served best on fresh zucchini bread and biscuits! #flavoredbutter #molassesbutter www.savoryexperiments.com

    I recently attended a media event at The Turn House, a restaurant attached to a public golf course here in Maryland. Beautiful views, fabulous bar program and impressive food.

    I enjoy playing golf and immediately texted hubby to tell him I had found our new golf club. It was wonderful! To start our evening, they served zucchini bread and molasses butter.

    Generally, I’m not drawn to zucchini bread. I want to take up my precious tummy space on smoked oysters, charcuterie and craft cocktails.

    And while the cured meat, cheese and mocktails were expertly prepared and beautifully displayed, I kept going back for zucchini bread and molasses butter.

    Molasses Butter is the blend of butter, molasses and one secret ingredient that will never guess until see the recipe! Served best on fresh zucchini bread and biscuits! #flavoredbutter #molassesbutter www.savoryexperiments.com

    Yep, I could have sat there all night eating molasses butter and zucchini bread. It was that good!

    Now picture this, eight food writers, with sophisticated and well trained palettes, sitting at a round table. Not one of us could put our finger on what was the exact flavor of the butter. At this time we didn’t even know it was molasses, although it was a contender.

    Molasses Butter is the blend of butter, molasses and one secret ingredient that will never guess until see the recipe! Served best on fresh zucchini bread and biscuits! #flavoredbutter #molassesbutter www.savoryexperiments.com

    Salt? Molasses? Browned Butter? Brown sugar? Agave nectar? I can’t remember all of the ingredients we entertained, but there we sat, all devouring zucchini bread and fawning over this whipped butter with a zingy aftertaste.

    After a week of telling every person I know how amazing the zucchini bread and magical butter was, I finally emailed the team. They were kind enough to share the recipe and solve the mystery of the zingy butter.

    I would have never come up this secret ingredient on my own. Never!

    Molasses Butter is the blend of butter, molasses and one secret ingredient that will never guess until see the recipe! Served best on fresh zucchini bread and biscuits! #flavoredbutter #molassesbutter www.savoryexperiments.com

    It was molasses butter, DING! I got that one right, but the third ingredient was what got me. Tabasco sauce. Never in a million years would have dreamed this was the zing I was tasting, but after I knew, it all made perfect sense.

    Sweet, salty, whipped, but with an edge. That one dash makes a world of difference and takes this molasses butter from wow to HOLY BUTTER!

    While you can serve Molasses Butter with dinner, rolls, biscuits, pancakes, waffles and more, I highly suggest trying The Turn House’s recipe for Zucchini Bread. Again, not something I usually rave over, but this bread was out of this world! I’ve made it several times since acquiring the recipe.

    Molasses Butter is the blend of butter, molasses and one secret ingredient that will never guess until see the recipe! Served best on fresh zucchini bread and biscuits! #flavoredbutter #molassesbutter www.savoryexperiments.com

    I also recommend using actual Tabasco sauce instead of a generic hot sauce. You can, of course, do so in a pinch, but the flavor from tabasco peppers really makes the butter.

    Tools for making Molasses Butter:

    Mini Food Processorā€“ I use this thing daily! It is by far my most used kitchen appliance, it is small and I throw all the parts into the dishwasher, well except the base and cord, of course!

    Butter Dishā€“ There is nothing to make your glorious butter look better than a beautiful butter dish!

    If you love Molasses Butter as much as we do, also check out my other flavored butters!

     

    Molasses Butter is the blend of butter, molasses and one secret ingredient that will never guess until see the recipe! Served best on fresh zucchini bread and biscuits! #flavoredbutter #molassesbutter www.savoryexperiments.com

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    5 from 1 vote
    Molasses Butter is the blend of butter, molasses and one secret ingredient that will never guess until see the recipe! Served best on fresh zucchini bread and biscuits! #flavoredbutter #molassesbutter www.savoryexperiments.com
    Molasses Butter with a Zing
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Total Time
    5 mins
     
    Molasses Butter is the blend of butter, molasses and one secret ingredient that will never guess until see the recipe! Served best on fresh zucchini bread and biscuits!
    Course: Condiment
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: compound butter, flavored butter, molasses butter
    Servings: 8
    Calories: 203 kcal
    Ingredients
    • 1 cup good butter room temperature
    • 1 1/2 tablesoons molasses
    • 1 dash Tabasco Sauce
    Instructions
    1. Combine all ingredients in a small food processor or bowl and blend until well combined.
    2. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

    Recipe Notes

    Adapted from Jessica Banner.

    Nutrition Facts
    Molasses Butter with a Zing
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 203 Calories from Fat 207
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 23g 35%
    Saturated Fat 14g 70%
    Cholesterol 61mg 20%
    Sodium 202mg 8%
    Potassium 6mg 0%
    Vitamin A 14.2%
    Calcium 0.7%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

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