Monday, December 5, 2011

Homemade Soft Butter Spread

I used to be a big fan of Country Crock.  Yes, I admit.  I loved that plasticy, fake butter taste.  Don't ask me why.  Eventually, I realized it actually was plastic, and switched over to real butter.  But the problem with butter, is that it's a bit flat tasting, especially when you're so used to fake plastic butter.

I found this recipe, and gave it a try.  I am hooked.  I love it.  It stays pretty solid in the fridge, but softens very quickly once you take it out for a bit.  I used to keep it in a sturdy glass container, until I realized the kids were banging the butter knife on it and chipping away at the glass (so that's why I was crunching glass the one day.....).  So, I need to find a better butter container.  Soon.  I miss my soft butter.

I have tried using coconut oil in place of the canola oil..... It tasted ok, but didn't behave quite the same.  It wasn't as soft right out of the fridge (it hardens at a pretty low temperature), and got almost too soft when it did soften up.  If you really want to use it, it is workable, but it will behave a little different.  I am fine with canola for now.