Butter is my baby. It lends itself so well to so many things. So giving, so considerate, so kind…so yummy! Now, if only I could meet a man like this!
Butter makes everything better, no? I’ve been known to hoard several boxes of butter “just because.” Who knows when the mood will strike and I’ll want to reach for a couple sticks to transform into buttercream or pastry?
I’m not ashamed to admit that this is precisely what happened to me last night after Mr. Insomnia abducted me from any restful sleep. 2 am found me in the kitchen, dusted with flour, greedily clutching sticks of butter, cubing into tiny pieces (to allow to rapidly come to room temperature), with an abundance of free flowing chocolate and cranberry bits to make these:
These are just these minus the chocolate chips, plus 1 c each of dried cranberries and white chocolate chips (I love it with apricots too)!
Technically, these were dessert following dinner, despite the fact that dinner was several hours before, lol.
On board with the butter theme, these are the most delicious imported French butter croissants. More butter was used for the roux in the Béchamel sauce. Whole wheat pasta + turkey bacon + caramelized onions and garlic + spinach.
So, what’s my favorite butter?
For my folks that don’t/can’t consume butter, this is a great alternative that I highly recommend if for example, you’re hankering for some homemade cookies:
Trader Joe’s also has a more affordable option for coconut oil. “Good fat” that’s neutral in flavor so you can utilize it for baking all sorts of yummies or, even stir fries.
Baking things better with butter,
Your Squishy Monster ^.^