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Don’t let soft, fresh bread get roughed up by that bully, hard butter! And don’t pay extra for whipped, spreadable or light butter. Make spreadable butter yourself… save some dough on your grocery bill, and save innocent bread from destruction!
Ingredients for Incredible Spreadable Butter:
1/2 cup salted butter (1 stick)
1/3 cup canola oil (or any flavorless oil you prefer)
TIP: For best results, ingredients should be cold.
Electric mixer (or whisk, really strong arm and a boatload of patience)
TIP: For best results, chill mixer beater and bowl.
Go ahead, spread it on!
Add chilled butter to chilled mixer bowl.
Whip butter on high for several minutes until smooth and fluffed. CAUTION: May produce flying butter globs.
Reduce mixer speed to medium – medium-high and gradually add in oil.
Scrape down sides of mixer and whip several minutes more. In the immortal words of Devo, “Whip it good.”
When you begin to feel mad at me for getting that Devo song stuck in your head, stop whipping it good :)
Note consistency is slightly runny immediately after whipping.
Scrape mixture into container and allow to chill (overnight for best results).
Dig in! Whipping and adding canola oil to the butter produces a spread that’s lower in saturated fat and gives you more butter-for-your-buck!
Link to Spreadin’ the Love! blog post.
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