Strawberry butter is an amazing way to take advantage of all the summer strawberries - plus, no cooking required! It's super quick to make and it's so wonderful on warm bread or rolls.
I always looked forward to having strawberry butter when I was growing up. It's one of the best sweets there is. :D
Step 1: Ingredients:
- 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks - softened!)
- 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, cut into small chunks
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
Try to get the juiciest, most strawberry-smelling strawberries you can find. Greenhouse/unripe strawberries just do not do this dish justice.
I do not recommend using normal sugar for this recipe - it can turn the butter into a grainy mess.
Step 2: Prep + Mix
It took me almost 5 large strawberries to get 1/2 cup of diced strawberries. I cut off any parts of the strawberries that were green or white.
Once the strawberries are prepped, put your butter into a bowl and mix it until creamy. Then pour 1/4 cup of powdered sugar into a sieve and shake it into the butter. Add the chopped strawberries and then mix well!
I like to keep mixing into the strawberries break down a little more and the butter turns nice and pink. Make sure you're scraping the sides down from time to time!
Step 3: Storing + Servingi
I normally like to put this straight into the fridge after I make it, and pull it out a few minutes before I serve it so it softens a little. It's always good to put it in lots of little bowls to make serving easier!
I'd say it will probably keep in the fridge for a week, but it's always best right away. :D