Lemon Butter

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China Bayles' Book of Days by Susan Wittig Albert
China Bayles’ Book of Days by Susan Wittig Albert

 

 

I was reading through my book “China Bayles’ Book of Days” by Susan Wittig Albert and came on an interesting recipe (see the books page for a link).  China Bayles is a herbalist who solves murder mysteries which have a connection with herbs.  June 18th had a recipe for Lemon Butter for which I seemed to have grown most of the ingredients.

 

 

 

Lemon with lemon thyme, lemon balm, lemongrass and lemon verbena
Lemon with lemon thyme, lemon balm, lemongrass and lemon verbena

I had ripe lemons on my lemon tree, and I had lemon thyme, lemon balm, lemon grass and lemon verbena. Bingo!

Finished butter!
Finished butter!

The recipe is:

1 cup of unsalted butter, softened

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

2 tbsp powdered sugar

grated peel of 1 lemon

3-4 tbsp of very finely minced leaves of any of the lemon herbs

Combine all ingredients and puree until smooth.  Cover, refrigerate until firm.

 

We tried it on some homemade bread and it was very pleasantly lemony, slightly sweet and felt like a treat.

Bread and butter

This felt like a treat!

 

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