Flavor! – or Why I Love Butter

Image from GoBoldWithButter.com - I've made this twice and haven't stopped to photograph it either time. So you know it's good!

For me, nothing compares to the taste of warm (not melted, not firm, but just warm and spreadable), creamy, fresh salted butter.  The way it melts into the crevasses of a crunchy toasted English muffin, the way it fills all the spaces in the grid of a warm waffle under a cascade of maple syrup.  The way it slides across a stack of pancakes.  What’s not to love about butter?

Ok, there’s fat.  But fat is flavor, and to me, it makes much more sense to use a little butter than to use a lot of something synthetic.  Margarine will never be butter.  It really shouldn’t try.  There’s no substitute for the natural, creamy goodness of melty butter.  It makes everything better.

My newest favorite recipe containing butter is from the fine folks at GoBoldWithButter.com.  French Toast with Honey Butter.  I can’t even describe how mouth-watering this is.  As if the french toast isn’t enough (it’s really pain perdu with brandy…divine!) the honey butter is the best I’ve ever tasted.  It’s mixed with honey, vanilla bean, and some powdered sugar and a little salt to create a butter so perfectly sweet and salty it’s great on everything.  And easy – don’t miss it.

2 Responses to “Flavor! – or Why I Love Butter”

  1. Jane
    July 30, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

    I like butter too and I feel that it is a healthier choice in cooking that some of those phoney substitutes!

  2. Jane
    July 30, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    butter is delicious! It just makes everything so much better! The love for this creamy rich inhancer is in our genes, too. Literally, in the genes of human beings. When humans were more nomadic the natural fat contaning many lasting calories appealed to us because of the lasting energy and it sticks with you so you could follow that herd of mammouths easier. Though we no longer need the lasting energy like our nomadic ancestors the deliciousness of butter will stay with us forever. It’s just that awesome.

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