Here’s a little something to sweeten your Friday! Make this ASAP!
I was making corn muffins the other day and thought to myself, “Mmmm, honey butter would be perfect for this.” I then looked up and saw this little bottle staring at me.
The heavenss opened, angels sang, and I knew what I was being told. Vanilla Bean Honey Butter was born.
It’s that good.
Now what is that bottle you might ask. Well, it’s vanilla bean paste.When you use a vanilla bean, you generally steep it in a liquid, split it in half and then scrape the seeds from the pod.You add the scraped seeds to your dish. The little black dots in “vanilla bean” ice cream are indeed vanilla beans! It’s an amazing flavor that vanilla extract doesn’t touch. Well vanilla bean paste is a little present in a jar. It is as if someone has done all the prep for you and just put the scraped vanilla beans in a jar for you. You open the lid, scoop out some vanilla bean paste, and you’re done. It’s a lot cheaper than buying vanilla beans too! The flavor is amazing.
I heard about said paste ages ago but was too cheap to buy it. For some reason I told my friend Heather all about it. That kind woman used her Williams and Sonoma gift card to buy me my very own bottle of Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste. It was a true gesture of friendship. I save it for vanilla ice cream and rice pudding, but now I have found another perfect use for it!
Vanilla bean paste is getting more and more popular which means it is getting easier to find. Look for it at your local specialty food store, Williams and Sonoma, or kitchen type stores; I even saw it for sale at The Chocolate in Orem, Utah!
It’s worth every penny.
Vanilla Bean Honey Butter
by Bless This Mess
Prep Time: 5 minutes
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature (this is no time to use margarine)
1/3 cup honey
1/2 tsp. vanilla bean paste
In a small bowl mix everything together with a fork until light and fluffy. You can add more honey or vanilla bean paste to suit your taste. Serve on warm bread, rolls, muffins, and sweet potatoes!